How Often are Wheel Alignments Needed?

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AlignmentsDepending on who you talk to, wheel alignments are needed annually, every couple of years, whenever you buy new tires, or practically never needed. So, why is there such a disparity? The reason is that alignments need to be done when they need to be done. There isn’t any set timeline to follow or recommendation. You could get a wheel alignment done today and not need one for years or you could need it again tomorrow. It all depends on where you drive, how you drive, how many parking stops, curbs or potholes you hit, and other contributing factors that can throw off the alignment.

Just because there isn’t a set schedule doesn’t mean alignments are important. If your vehicle’s wheels and tires are not properly aligned, you’ll experience excessive tire wear, poor handling, decreased gas efficiency, and a host of other problems. A better question than how often wheel alignments are needed is how often your vehicle’s alignment should be checked. The answer to that is regularly and if you’re noticing your vehicle isn’t tracking straight.

Here at Kevin’s Car Repair & Body Shop LLC, we are more than happy to discuss alignments with you and check out your vehicle to see if you’d benefit from having an alignment done. While we specialize in Volkswagen and Audi, we provide personal and reliable service on all makes and models. Our services extend beyond alignments to include other auto repairs and maintenance tasks. Feel free to call us with any questions you may have or to make an appointment to have your vehicle serviced.