Your tires and wheels are your vehicle’s only contact with the road, which means they are paramount to your vehicle’s overall safety and performance. Tire maintenance is key to keeping your vehicle performing in tip-top shape. A wheel alignment is one of the most important parts of wheel and tire maintenance.
The term wheel alignment may be misleading because it doesn’t just refer to an adjustment of your vehicle’s wheels or tires, but your car’s entire suspension system. Your suspension system is comprised of several components, including your tires, air pressure, springs, shock absorbers, and steering linkages. To make sure your vehicle drives safely and smoothly, each of these components must be properly serviced with routine wheel alignment. If your vehicle is not properly aligned, you won’t be able to drive as safely or smoothly, and your fuel economy might not be as effective.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, your vehicle’s wheels and suspension system most likely need an alignment:
- Your vehicle pulls to one side while driving in a straight line.
- Your steering wheel is slightly shaking.
- You notice your tires are wearing unevenly or faster than expected.
- Your steering wheel isn’t centered straight while you are driving straight.
If you are experiencing any of the signs listed above, you most likely need a wheel alignment. Using specialized equipment, we can make sure your wheels are no longer misaligned and you are ready to go. Schedule an appointment for an inspection, and our team would be happy to answer any questions you may have!