Proper wheel alignment is critical to vehicle safety, performance and tire life. Unfortunately, wheel alignment is so precise that it doesn't take long to get your wheels out of alignment. In fact, it can do anything from potholes to driving on dirt roads. No matter what causes the problem, it is important that you repair it. Driving out of alignment can reduce overall control and handling and cause serious damage to the vehicle.
How to identify if your wheel needs an alignment?
You can do some quick tests to check if your wheels are out of alignment. The easiest way to do this is to take your hands off the steering wheel when driving on a level, straight road. Does your car pull left or right? It may have started to swing back and forth instead of continuing straight and smooth. These are all signs that you may need to do a four-wheel alignment.
Another way to check alignment is to check for tire wear. If all your tires are fully inflated, they should wear relatively uniformly. If you notice the expense of uneven or inconsistent tread, then you need a wheel alignment.
Correct wheel alignment ensures you have the best possible control of your vehicle. It also extends the life of your tires, saving you money in the long run. Wheels are an important part of a vehicle’s steering system. It is important to adjust the wheel alignment regularly; we recommend at least once a year.
Is it time for your vehicle’s wheel alignment? Call us now or visit our service center today!