Do I need 2 or 4 wheel alignment on a front wheel drive car?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Jack, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Jack

    Jack Guest

    I would think I just needed a 2 wheel alignment for the wife's front wheel
    drive car but then somewhere I've read stated its better to have a 4 wheel
    alignment done. Now I'm confused so a little advice will be appreciated.
    Jack, Jun 1, 2006
  2. Jack

    XYZ Guest

    Some cars are adjustable in the rear end to ensure that the rear tyres
    follow in the tracks of the front when driving in a straight line.
    Otherwise your can may crab, that is, the rear wheels are slightly off to
    one side. It can affect cornering a bit too.

    XYZ, Jun 1, 2006
  3. Jack

    Mike F Guest

    Yes, you should always align all 4 wheels whenever possible. (Some cars
    have no or minimal adjustment in some locations.)

    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
    Mike F, Jun 1, 2006
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