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Signs It’s Time for A Wheel Alignment

Wheel alignments are essential. There are not too many other vehicle maintenance services that extend tire life and improve handling and gas mileage. Long road trips are not the only way wheels can become misaligned. Bumpy roads, potholes, and uneven driving surfaces on the shortest drives can leave your wheels needing an alignment. Wheel alignments alter a vehicle’s suspension to correct the angles of the tires. Lex Brodie’s in Honolulu, HI, uses state of the art machinery to determine the proper angles at which your wheels should be placed. Driving with tires in an inadequate alignment takes away car balance, making the drive dangerous. If you pay special attention to your vehicle, warning signs will indicate that your car needs a wheel alignment.  

The Steering Wheel is Vibrating.
A steering wheel that is shaky and vibrating is a big indicator that the wheels may be out of alignment. The worse the shaking is, the sooner you should seek help. A vibrating steering wheel is an indication that the wheels may be so misaligned that they’re pulling in different directions. 

You Notice a Pulling Sensation.
When you’re driving on a smooth, straight road, does the car veer off to the right or left? One of the most obvious signs that there is a problem with the wheel alignment is the vehicle pulling to one side while driving. If you’re going on a straight road, the car should drive straight. If you have to correct the steering constantly, it may be time for an alignment. 

The Steering Wheel Feels Loose.
The steering wheel should feel direct and turn smoothly. If you find yourself turning the steering wheel with little to no tire movement, you may need to schedule an alignment. 

The Tires Wear Unevenly.
If the tires are out of alignment, the tire tread will be worn unevenly. Check the tread by measuring the depth of a few areas on the tire. If there isn’t a problem with alignment, the wear rate should be even. If you notice any uneven wear, it’s best to come in for a service to have it addressed. 

The Steering Wheel is Off-center.
If you begin to notice the steering wheel is at an odd angle while driving straight, the wheels’ angle may be skewed. The steering wheel should never be off-center and should remain in a straight position. A four-wheel alignment would be able to fix this. 

Tire maintenance and wheel alignments are vital to prevent unnecessary tire wear. Wheel alignments help maintain car balance. If the alignment is neglected, steering and suspension can be significantly impacted. Issues with steering and suspension increase drivers’ likelihood of losing control of their vehicles during an accident. When was the last time your vehicle’s wheels were aligned? If you need top-notch wheel alignment services in Honolulu, Hi, you can count on the experts at LexBrodies.

4.6 STAR AVERAGEVIEW REVIEWS
This was my first visit with Lex Brodie Kaneohe branch and I’m sold as a forever customer. The manger Gerard and his staff treated me like Ohana. I highly recommend Lex Brodie Kaneohe branch if anyone needs tire and/or brake service. They are the best. Mahalo🤙🏽🙏🏽
Ken Y.
5
Wonderful, quick service. My low tire pressure light came on while driving to work downtown. I was able to make an appointment to drop off my car at lunch and picked it up after work. No charge for checking my tires and the employees were extremely friendly and efficient even though they were busy.
Judy C.
5
Great experience. Very easily scheduling online, the service advisor explained exactly what they would do, and they got done quicker than expected!
James P.
5
Staff are always very friendly and range of services is convenient. I also like the online reservation system, and the waiting area is great, too.
Mark S M.
5
Thank you for always taking care of my car. consistently respectful, good communication. Thank you for fitting me in and keeping it transparent
Catherine M.
5
First time at lex Brodie’s it was excellent service and the girls at the front were really helpful.
Ronald & Sally H.
5
Love the service ! Friendly staff ,Fast and efficient. On line booking makes it convenient .
Terri M.
5
I am very happy with great customer service and friendly staff at Waipahu location and highly recommed. They take pride in taking care of there customers. And they honor military discount. Mahalo
Abdul R.
5
Have been going to Lex Brodie's for tire and alignment work for over 40 years and they have been outstanding. Sure, I've experienced a few "quirks" with them, but that also happens with any other best other shops taking care of them in good order.
Alan Y.
5
I am very satisfied with the service at Lex Brodie’s. The staff were all very helpful and the work was completed timely and for the estimated price.
Robert R.
5
I have been a Lex Brodie client for over 20 years. Today, I still get the same great service every single time I’m there!
Carlin K.
5
I always receive great service from this location. Today I had Jack and he was awesome. He explained the services and pricing. Extremely helpful. The woman who cashed me out (ugh I wish I got her name) was so kind and courteous, too! 5-stars all around! Mahalo!
Lisa U.
5

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