I hit a curb. Should I have the alignment checked?
Yes, often a little bump like that gets forgotten, especially if the car handles the same. Todayís cars are lighter with fewer and smaller suspension components and therefore less forgiving. If damage goes unnoticed, new tires may be needed. Look closely at the tread for uneven wear patterns or bald spots. Checking tire pressures helps tires last longer, improves handling and fuel economy. Itís important to set tire pressures at or just below the maximum rating on the tire.