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When you hit a pothole or run-up on a curb you sometimes put your wheels out of alignment, and then until you get the money, time, and effort together to have wheel alignment, you have to drive with one hand constantly applying pressure to the wheel to stay in the center of the road. Why not put a small
trim button on the steering wheel (like they have in aircraft) to correct for this?
||If I have this I will never get an alignment ever again.
||its not the steering wheel that is out of alighnment its the wheels. Adding a trim button does nothing for the problem at all. You will still ruin your tires and you will still need to apply offseting presure to keep the cr straight. This will also encourage people not to get the problem fixed creating a dangerous situation. Not a good idea at all! (-)
||If a car has a slight pull to the side most
drivers will live with it until the car's next
service, at which point they may ask the
garage to balance the wheels. This gives
the driver a way to increase their level of
comfort and a mechanic to estimete the
severity of the problem. ("I saw that you
had your steering wheel trimmed at -2°.
Would you like me to balance the wheels?")
||Except now they will forget about it all together.
||Also any mechanic would know in a second that the vehicle was out of alignment just by looking at the wheel. The same logic that applys to painting spare wheels orange applies here.