The Truth About Wheel Alignment
WHEELS ARE A BIT LIKE STARS
When they align, things (like your vehicle) go the right way.
What is wheel alignment?
Wheel alignment, also known as tire alignment, is the alignment or adjustment of the wheel suspension and steering mechanism of your vehicle. Plenty of things can cause wheels and tires to become misaligned, including road conditions, minor accidents … even your driving habits.
Why is wheel alignment important?
If your wheels and tires are out of line, various problems can develop within your vehicle’s systems. If your alignment is really bad, your car will immediately pull to the left or the right if you release the steering wheel while driving. You may also feel vibration especially in your steering wheel. Additionally, misalignment is one of the chief causes of uneven treadwear and premature tire replacement. Proper wheel alignment not only allows for safer driving, but also helps extend the life of your tires.
How often is a wheel alignment needed?
Experts recommend getting a tire alignment any time you have a new set of tires installed on your vehicle. Because wheels and tires are a part of an intricate suspension system, you should always have a certified professional technician get you straightened out to ensure your ride meets safety and performance specifications.