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If your Hyundai wheels are not aligned properly, constant scrubbing against the wrong areas of the tires will occur, causing excessive tread wear on those areas. Very quickly, the tires will show extremely worn areas while the rest of the tread looks normal. As the tread continues quickly disappearing unevenly on the tire, the vehicle’s traction becomes increasingly dangerous, especially on wet pavement. Without a Hyundai wheel alignment and possibly tire replacement very soon, a leak in the tire or even a blowout while driving is more and more likely.
What is a Wheel Alignment?
An alignment is a set of steps your auto maintenance technician performs to reposition all the wheels on your car to make them point in precisely the same direction. Having all 4 wheels ideally aligned will cause the car to remain straight while you’re driving, instead of drifting toward the left or right side of the road.
The measurements used to determine and set accurate wheel alignment are the degrees of:
- Caster — The backward or forward angle of steering components
- Camber — The amount that the tires are leaning outward or inward
- Toe-in — The precise direction that the tires are pointed inward or outward (toe-out)
Keeping your Hyundai wheels realigned as needed or periodically as part of routine maintenance will preserve the useful life of your tires and improve occupant safety in your car.
Signs that My Hyundai Needs a Wheel Alignment
There are several common signs that your Hyundai needs wheel alignment:
- The vehicle drifts to the left or right when you’re driving.
- Must keep the steering wheel turned slightly to the left or right to drive straight.
- You can feel the car shaking a little through the steering wheel while driving.
- The car veers even more strongly to one side or the other when you press the brakes.
What Causes Wheels to Get Out of Alignment?
There are many potential reasons why a vehicle’s wheels are out of alignment, including these few common causes:
- Flaws on the surface of paved roads
- Driving on gravel or dirt roads
- Driving on roads with potholes
- Hitting concrete parking blocks or curbs
When Should I Get a Wheel Alignment for My Hyundai?
All vehicles should have a wheel realignment:
- As soon as possible, when symptoms of wheels out of alignment are apparent.
- After each new tire purchase.
- As part of routine preventive auto maintenance every six months or 10,000 miles.
- Whenever you have your tires rotated.
The actual need for a realignment can depend on the kind of vehicle, the driver’s habits behind the wheel, and other variables.
How Long Does a Wheel Alignment Take?
On average, a wheel alignment usually takes about one and a half hours. If the wear on the tires is too deep, any suspension system parts are damaged, or the steering bushing, track rod, or any other parts are affected, some components may need to be repaired or replaced.
How Much Does a Hyundai Wheel Alignment Cost?
The cost for 4-wheel alignment is based on the amount of time the adjustments take for the vehicle type, plus estimated fees, taxes, and other costs for the particular location. The estimate may also include additional auto repairs that may be necessary due to driving the vehicle over time with the wheels out of alignment.
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