Tag: alignment

21 Posts

do speed bumps damage car alignment if driven over at slow speed
Sep 01, 2006

Today: Tom and Ray settle the great condo speed-bump controversy.

Dear Car Talk

Hello! I live in a condominium complex, and there is a great debate we need your help with! We have a question about speed bumps and possible injury to someone's front-end alignment. Our speed bumps are removable, and they are...

infrastructure alignment

Sep 01, 2002

Does bad alignment cause tires to "cup"?

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I have a ' Honda Civic with miles Over the past month I've noticed that my car seems to bounce excessively when I'm driving over bumps Also when I am accelerating or braking quickly on a bumpy surface the wheels...

tires alignment struts suspension

Dec 01, 2001

Could bad tie rods keep a mechanic from being able to align my tires?

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How can you tell if your tie rods are loose and need to be replaced I got a lifetime alignment and when I went back to get the car realigned the mechanic said I needed to replace my tie rods...

alignment

Jul 01, 2001

So many things could be damaged by hitting a curb at 30 mph - but get that front end checked pronto.

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Let's say a moron decided to take a shortcut through a parking lot at night This moron might drive a well-seasoned ' Dodge Dakota two-wheel-drive V- with an automatic transmission To the moron's surprise there was a curb in the...

front-ends accidents motor mounts exhaust system alignment

Jan 01, 2001

New valve stems and balancing -- am I getting taken for a ride?

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My husband and I both bought new tires last week I was charged for Valve rubber stem -- per tire and Tire balance performance -- per tire I later discovered that the balancing charge was so that I could have...

tires wheels alignment

Aug 01, 1999

What could be causing a bad wear pattern on the tires of a relatively new vehicle?

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Our relatively new Toyota Runner has us stumped While checking the tires on a recent trip I noticed a strange wear pattern on the two front tires I had the tires rotated soon after that and the strange wear was...

tires alignment suspension

Apr 01, 1999

What's causing the funky wear pattern on my tires?

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I have a ' Toyota Corolla Despite having bought new tires and having several wheel alignments I still get a sawtooth-shaped tire wear pattern Each little nub of rubber on the tire becomes individually slanted like the teeth on a...

tires alignment suspension

Sep 01, 1998

My Bronco is still pulling to the side, even after $300 worht of alignment and bushings.

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I recently bought a Ford Bronco II It has a fairly bad pulling problem It's been pulling to the right since I've had it When I took it to the shop they replaced the two front bushings which connect the...

alignment subframes

May 01, 1991

Buying from your ex is a bad idea.

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I recently purchased a used ' Toyota Camry from my ex-husband After having the wheels aligned I noticed that the steering wheel was not straight--that is the steering wheel is turned a few inches to the right when the wheels...

alignment

Jan 01, 1991

Hi, Hai, you need new shocks.

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I own a Nissan Maxima that has miles and four original shock absorbers Recently I took the car to a tire shop to replace the two front tires which were badly and unevenly worn The mechanic strongly suggested that I...

alignment suspension