Ford Escape: Tire and wheel alignment - Tire care - Tires, Wheels and Loading - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Tire and wheel alignment

A bad jolt from hitting a curb or pothole can cause the front end of your vehicle to become misaligned or cause damage to your tires. If your vehicle seems to pull to one side when you’re driving, the wheels may be out of alignment. Have an authorized dealer check the wheel alignment periodically.

Wheel misalignment in the front or the rear can cause uneven and rapid treadwear of your tires and should be corrected by an authorized dealer.

Front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles and those with an independent rear suspension (if equipped) may require alignment of all four wheels.

The tires should also be balanced periodically. An unbalanced tire and wheel assembly may result in irregular tire wear.

    Safety practices
    Driving habits have a great deal to do with your tire mileage and safety. • Observe posted speed limits • Avoid fast starts, stops and turns • Avoid potholes and objects on the road • Do ...

    Tire rotation
    Rotating your tires at the recommended interval (as indicated in the Scheduled Maintenance chapter) will help your tires wear more evenly, providing better tire performance and longer tire life. ...

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    Front and rear view
    Guiding lines, which indicate the vehicle width and distances to objects with reference to the vehicle body line A , are displayed on the monitor. Distance guide lines: Indicate distances from ...

    Stowing the damaged tire and the tools
    1. Securely store the damaged tire, jack and tools in the storage area. 2. Replace the luggage floor box. 3. Replace the lids on the luggage side boxes. 4. Close the luggage floor board. 5. Repl ...

    Indicator lights
    All-Wheel Drive (AWD) LOCK indicator light (AWD model) This light illuminates when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, and turns off within 1 second. When selecting the LOCK mode ...