Wheel alignment may not seem like a big deal, but if your wheels aren’t properly aligned, you’ll begin to have uneven wear on your tires. You can also experience pull/drifting to one side, making it harder for you to maintain control of your vehicle. Proper alignment helps to extend the lifespan of your tires, increases your fuel economy, and keeps your vehicle tracking straight.
A wheel alignment involves adjusting the angles of your wheels so they are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other, bringing the car’s suspension into its correct configuration. And when it comes to wheel alignment, precision matters. Being off by as little as 1/8 of an inch can cause your vehicle to drag sideways up to 28 feet per mile, so it’s important that a wheel alignment is performed by an experienced mechanic who uses an alignment machine.
You should always have a wheel alignment done after you buy new tires and after a mechanic does any work on your steering or suspension system. Your car may also need a wheel alignment if you run into a pothole, hit a curb, or if you experience any other jarring impacts. Beyond that, it’s a good idea to have your alignment checked annually. You can have it checked while you’re already at the shop getting your tires rotated or your oil changed. Here at Kevin’s Car Repair LLC, we have the modern equipment and experienced mechanics needed to ensure a proper alignment for a safe and smooth ride!