First things first, you need to understand what exactly wheel alignment consists of, so we’ll break that down into a few basic details.
Driving a car causes the tilt of the wheels to become shifted in their position over time. Sometimes that shifting is minimal enough that you don’t notice, but sometimes it can lead to a flat tire or damage to the axel of your car.
Wheel alignment begins with observing how the tires react when the steering wheel is turned. After determining the existing situation with your tires, we’ll perform any necessary adjustments to ensure that the tires are lined up properly so that each will bear equal weight and keep your car driving straight.
Now that you know more about wheel alignment, it is probably easier to understand why you need to have your wheels aligned. Without this tune up, your vehicle could have these problems — you’ll have unnecessary wear on your tires, you’ll also spend more on gas, and you’ll increase the chances of an incident while you’re driving.
If your car needs wheel alignment immediately, here are some warning signs:
- Your car veers to one side of the road or the other while you’re driving
- To drive straight, you find yourself holding your steering wheel at an angle
- You experience uneven wearing on your tires
- You feel your car shaking while you’re driving
If you’re experiencing any warning signs, get your vehicle scheduled for wheel alignment immediately. To be even more on top of things, just get your wheels aligned on a regular basis. Don’t wait for something to go wrong before providing your car with proper maintenance.