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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    Important safety notes
    WARNING For safety reasons, switch off the windshield wipers and remove the key from the ignition lock before changing the wiper blades (vehicles with KEYLESS-GO: make sure that the on-board ...

    Sensor location
    • The sunlight sensor is located on the top side of the dashboard. NOTE The sunlight sensor monitors which side of the car that is most exposed to sunlight. This can mean that the temperature ...

    Using the infotainment system
    If the infotainment system is on when the ignition is switched off, it will come on automatically the next time the ignition is put in mode I or higher and continue using the same source (FM1, ...