You may not think of it very much when it’s not bothering you, but tire alignment is very important to the way your car runs and handles out on the road. Is your car veering to the left or right when you hold your steering wheel straight? Is there noticeable bouncing when you’re driving around town? Are your tires wearing unevenly? These are all signs of a car that could use some tender loving care in the form of a steering alignment. After all, if you’re wheels and tires aren’t pointing in the same direction, they’re working against each other. That means bad news for your wallet, and your car.
Common Signs of Needing a Tire Alignment
Uneven Tire Wear – If you have uneven wear on your tires, your tires may need to be rotated, but more than likely, a steering alignment will correct that.
Pulling To One Direction – When you are driving and your car drifts to one side when you’re holding the wheel straight, your wheels aren’t pointing in the direction they need to be. A tire alignment will solve that problem.
Shaking – Has your car been shaking while you’re driving down the road? That’s because your wheels are facing to separate directions. Even if it’s off a couple of degrees, it will cause your frame to shake and make your car harder to control.
Benefits of Getting A Tire Alignment
Rotating your tires – Keeping your tires rotated properly is a hallmark of getting the maximum miles out of them. With any tire alignment, the tires should be properly rotated to keep the wear even.
Better Handling – No more shaking and losing control of your steering wheel.
Better Gas Mileage – If all of your wheels are facing in the same direction, your engine works less to get it where it needs to go.
Savings In The Long Run – With your car running smoother, it will reduce the wear on all of the moveable parts, such as your shocks, and struts, steering column, and less wear on your tires.
Look out for the warning signs that you’re vehicle is our of alignment. Don’t hesitate to drop by our Service Department and have us check it for you.