Here is a recent call from a customer of ours her name has been changed to protect her identity.
“My Honda Accord is shaking can I bring it in for an alignment.” The woman owns a 2005 Honda Accord with 32,500 miles on it. After speaking with her it was discovered that a pot hole was to blame for her car’s vibration.
Mrs xxxxxx made an appointment for later that day.
We brought in her ’05 Honda Accord and discovered that it had a bent wheel. The wheel was replaced and her tpms sensor ( Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor ) was transfered to her new wheel.
We then cleaned out the dirt built up on the inside of her wheels and rebalanced all four tires. Now it was off to the alignment machine.
After setting her Honda up on the alignment machine we were able to tell that the pot hole had also thrown her auto out of alignment. Her Honda’s alignment was reset to Honda factory specifications all tire air pressures were adjusted and the vehicle was road tested.
Mrs. xxxxxx was ecstatic to have her baby back and have it perform like new.
Many times people have a car that is shaking and request an alignment to cure the problem. However, an alignment usually will not cause a vechicle to shake, that is usually a tire or wheel imbalance.