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How do I know if I need a alignment, when I hit my brakes my car pulls very bad to the left?

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Chris, You can observe your wear pattern on your tires that will tell you a lot of history on the behaviors of your vehicle. You should have your alignment checked approx. every 30k miles. The pulling may be caused by a faulty tie rod. AJ Pierce

Bogi Lateiner, Owner and Technician at 180 Degrees Automotive Hi Chris There are a few things that could cause your car to pull when braking. I would first check your tire pressures to make sure they are okay. While you are looking at the tires see if they are worn unevenly at all - that can be a sign that you need an alignment. However, it could be a sticky caliper or a worn suspension component such as control arm bushings. Before throwing money at the problem, I recommend you have a ASE certified technician take a look at it and see what she/he thinks. Good luck! Bogi Lateiner

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