The Wheel Alignment Service is one of the most overlooked auto maintenance services.
One guess why that happens is our cars are so smart, how do they not just align themselves? Unfortunately, that’s not the case yet, but if you wanted to invent that we would love to see it!
In the meantime, let’s break down the specifics around a wheel alignment service.
Why do your wheels need to be aligned?
Your tires are made of tough durable rubber. The problem is that even tough rubber which carries a couple thousand pounds and moves at 70+ MPH get worn down. Tires wear down even faster if your right and left tires are not working together and pointing exactly straight down the road.
If they are off by a couple millimeters it can drastically affect how fast your tires wear. This changes the safety of your vehicle which is a big concern.
Top 5 Signs You Need an Alignment.
- Your steering wheel is not centered
- Your vehicle pulls to the left or the right as you’re driving
- You notice abnormal tire wear in certain spots on your tires
- The handling feels loose or wiggly when driving
- Your steering wheel doesn’t return to center after a turn
How did your wheels get out of alignment?
Well, anything that bumps your tire like a pothole, nudging a curb or a really swift KICK. Ok, not that one, but many physical disturbances on the road can affect your alignment.
The second reason many people don’t think about is if your car has a luxurious soft suspension system. Giving you the feeling you are driving around on a cloud. The issue is to that to give you that luxurious feeling the car manufacturer softened your suspension system making it less rigid giving your car more sway and bounce to absorb the rough road.
The softer your suspension is the more your heavy car jostles on the road. Which slowly loosens the suspension and that leads to having your wheels tilt in or out which is one of the fastest ways to rub your tires down to the steel tread in your tires that will require them to be replaced.
The solution is keeping your tires properly aligned. This keeps your tires rolling correctly in unison keeping them in great shape and keeping you safe on the road.
If you are experiencing any of those symptoms or just want to ask wheel alignment questions. Give us a call today we are always happy to help!
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