Proper wheel alignment is important for many reasons - it makes sure that you have proper control of your vehicle, keeps the wheels and brakes working properly, and avoids excessive tire wear. A wheel alignment consists of adjusting the angles of your vehicle’s tires to manufacturer specifications.
Vehicle manufacturers have various recommendations for how often your car needs a wheel alignment. However, once a year to every two years, depending on the amount of driving you do, is usually recommended. A wheel alignment sets the caster, camber and toe for the front wheels on your car. Although the service is usually done on a recommended basis, sometimes an alignment is needed sooner if your car’s tires are forced out of alignment, which can happen from hitting potholes, speed bumps, debris, and more.
Signs your vehicle needs a wheel alignment include:
- Car veers to one side
- Uneven tire wear
- Vibrating while driving
- Steering wheel isn’t straight
- Difficulty steering
The wheel alignment on your car helps your tires last longer, and does much more. A good alignment gives you more control of your vehicle at higher speeds and can provide a more comfortable ride overall. Proper alignment also prevents front-end suspension parts from wearing out too quickly.
If your vehicle needs a wheel alignment, don’t hesitate to give us a call or stop by one of our locations today here at Family Auto Service.