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Tire Alignment: What You Should Know

Tire alignment or wheel alignment is a way to help your tires perform at their best and increase their longevity. This process ensures your vehicle won't start pulling in one direction and will improve its overall handling. To learn more about tire alignments and what they offer, keep reading or visit the Haldeman Subaru service center in Hamilton, NJ today.

What is a Tire Alignment?

To be clear, tire alignments have nothing to do with adjusting your actual tires. Instead, tire alignment refers to an adjustment of a vehicle's suspension. By ensuring that your suspension is aligned at the right angle to your tires, our mechanics can affect how your tires make contact with the road.

Signs You Need a Tire Alignment

If you're a Trenton or Lawrenceville driver and unsure if you're tires need an alignment, you're not alone. Many customers are unsure what to look for, but we're here to help. If you noticed one or more of the following indicators, you should bring your vehicle into our service center to have one of our mechanics check your vehicle.

  • Vehicle pulls to the left or right
  • Vibration in the steering wheel
  • Uneven wear in your treads
  • The steering wheel is off center when driving straight

What Our Technicians Look For

When checking your tire alignment, there are three things our mechanics look for:


Cambers are the angle at which your tires face inward or outward when viewed from the front of your car. Too much tilt in one direction indicates improper alignment and requires adjustment. Contributing factors include worn bearings, ball joints, and other wheel-suspension parts.


Toe or toe alignment is how your tires turn inward or outward when viewed from above. This is similar to a camber alignment but different when looking down at your car - if you're driving in the Princeton area and the wheels are not aligned properly, this can lead to drifting or other issues.


The angle of your casters helps the overall balance in your steering, stability, and cornering. More specifically, it's the angle of your steering axis when viewed from the side of your vehicle. As a Lumberton local, If your axis is not straight and tilted toward the driver or the front of the vehicle, a service appointment is necessary.

Ready to schedule your next service appointment? Contact Haldeman today - we're ready to take care of your car!

  1. Haldeman Subaru

    607 NJ St Hwy 33
    Hamilton, NJ 08619

    • Sales: 609-528-2066
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