I've seen some posts where owners are bothered by their steering wheel being a little off-center while driving straight down the highway.
I noticed the same thing a couple weeks ago, so I fixed it - and it's very quick and easy!!
I do my own alignments when preparing the car for a track event or going back to a street alignment (although I now just run street tires on the track, so I haven't needed to do much but checking for the last year or so).
About a year-and-a-half ago I had the car at the dealer and they did an alignment while it was in, and the steering wheel has been a little to the left ever since:
The wheel never has bothered me driving around town or running on local tracks, but I drove it up to the NCM VIR HPDE (about 600 miles each way) and I noticed the slight off-center every time I was cruising down a straight stretch of highway, so I decided to straighten it out when I got home.
The picture is with the car parked, but I turned the wheel to about the position I remember it being when driving down a straight stretch of highway. I took a protractor to the picture and it looks like my steering wheel was about 3° to the left.
So, today I lifted the front end and adjusted the tie rods to straighten the wheel:
You don't have to raise it very far to get access to the tie rods - I think I could have done it just on the ramps (the wheels do not have to be off the ground). I wanted to get in their to take some pics, so I took an extra minute or so to jack it up a little higher.
My steering wheel was to the left when driving down the road, and when I came to a stop in the driveway with the steering wheel straight, the front tires were in a very slight right turn.
The picture below is from under the front of the car, looking up and back at the left front wheel and its tie rod:
You can see that the tie rod is in front of the control arms, and as mentioned in my case, with the steering wheel centered, my tires were in a slight right turn. That meant that to bring the tires to a straight-ahead position, I would need to adjust the front of each tire to the left.
In order to do that, with the tie rods ahead of the wheel, I would need to screw "out" (extend, lengthen, or loosen) the left tie rod to push the front of the left tire to the left, and I would need to screw "in" (shorten, or tighten) the right tie rod to pull the front of the right tire to the left.
The important thing is to make the exact same adjustments to both tie rods so there will no change in your overall toe setting.
Here's a picture where I'm using a 22mm open end wrench to loosen the jam nut so I will be able to turn the tie rod:
You can't get a socket on there, so you'll need an open end wrench of 22mm, although a 7/8" will also work.
After loosening the jam nut, you'll need a 13mm or 1/2" wrench to turn the tie rod. In the picture below you can see at the top left that I've got a wrench on the part of the tie rod that has "flats" like a hex nut or bolt has:
Of course there are six flat sections around the tie rod, and I decided to adjust both tie rods the exact same amount - 4 flats, which would be 2/3 of a full turn.
So, I turned the left tie rod 4 flats in the direction that would lengthen/extend it, and the right tie rod so that it would tighten/shorten it. Then I tightened the jam nuts, lowered the car, and took it for a test drive.
Oooooopppss!!!! I went too far!!!
The steering wheel was very slightly (maybe 1°) to the right.
I drove back to the driveway and up onto my ramps, jacked the car up, loosened the jam nuts, turned the tie rods 1 flat in the opposite direction I had done previously, tightened the jam nuts, and lowered the car - total elapsed time for the second adjustment was 5 minutes.
Another test drive confirmed the steering wheel is perfectly straight now.
So.....it doesn't take long at all to do the adjustment to straighten your steering wheel - you just need to determine which way to turn the tie rods, and how much to turn them, making sure to turn them both the exact same # of turns and in opposite directions.
In my case, it ended up requiring 3 flats (1/2 turn of the tie rod) to straighten my steering wheel from its approximately 3° off-center position.
That indicates that you need to turn the tie rods about 1 flat for each 1° that your steering wheel is off-center.
One last thing - the torque spec for the jam nut is 50 lb-ft, but you can't get a socket on the nut. You'd need a 22mm or 7/8" crow's foot extension in order to torque it to spec, but the biggest one I have is 5/8":
So, I have always just used a calibrated hand/arm pull and snugged it down tight and have never had a problem.
Good luck straightening your off-center steering wheel - it's very easy and can be done very quickly!!!