How to align the tires of a Honda?
To align the tires of your Honda, check out the related article How to Align Your Tires. Figure 1. Make sure your car is on an even surface before checking the alignment. Consider performing an alignment with another helper. Getting help from another person will make measuring between the two tires easier to do. Check the pressure of your tires.
What to do if your car drifts in the opposite direction?
Make sure both front tires are the same size, type and brand. If not, take both front tires and switch them side to side. If the car now drifts in the opposite direction, you’ve found your problem. If the problem is still there, you should have the wheel alignment checked.
What makes a car come out of alignment?
Your vehicle can come out of alignment from hitting imperfections on the road surface or from worn suspension and steering parts. A wheel alignment service can consist of a front wheel, thrust angle, or a four wheel alignment. The common alignment angles are camber, caster and toe.
When do you know you have a wheel alignment problem?
The first time that you may suspect a wheel alignment problem is when you are driving down the road and your car feels like it drifts or pulls to one side. You may notice that the steering wheel is not centered while driving straight down the road.
What causes a car to drift to the right after alignment?
If the drift disappears, or is substantially changed (other than a 100% change in direction), then both the tires and the vehicle are contibuting to the situation. It is entirely possible that the alignment was done poorly, either due to operator error or equipment out of calibration. My bet is on either of those, not the tires.
What happens if the drift doesn’t change?
If the drift doesn’t change at all, then the problem is 100% in the vehicle – likely alignment. If the drift disappears, or is substantially changed (other than a 100% change in direction), then both the tires and the vehicle are contibuting to the situation.
What does it mean to correct a tire alignment?
Correcting the wheel or tire alignment means fixing the position of the suspension. It has to be at the right angle so that the wheel is at the center position and the tires make contact with the road as per the owner’s manual.
Why does my car pull to the right side?
Here are some of the more common reasons why this happens: Low tire pressure: If you have a tire with low pressure, the car will tend to pull to that side. Check all your tires to ensure they are set to the correct pressure.