Alignment is not usually listed by vehicle manufacturers on their regular maintenance schedules but may need to be checked. If you car moves straight as an arrow then you probably have proper alignment (even so it is good to have checked annually). However, as you get behind the wheel of your car you may notice that something isn’t quite right. You’re drifting in one direction or another. The steering is off.  And if your car drifts to one side and you have to turn the steering wheel away from the center position to avoid veering off on an angle then you are in need of a wheel alignment. Perhaps it is the result of hitting a deep pothole or scoring a direct hit on a curb while parking.