This winter has been brutal and on our vehicles as well as on our bodies. One thing to know is your car’s Wheel Alignment; a car that is not aligned properly will wear tires out sooner and cause other suspension and steering issues which leads to spending money on repairs that are unforeseen.
How does your car get out of alignment? Usually by pot holes and normal suspension wear.
So, how do you know if your car needs an alignment? Here are a few signs: Does your car pull to one side? Do you find yourself holding the steering wheel to one side? Does the car want to drift to one side on its own? Is the steering wheel off center? These are some of the warning signs that you will need a wheel alignment correction. The true test is to have you car checked by your automotive mechanic using special equipment.
How often should the alignment be checked? We recommend once a year or after a tough winter like we have just experienced. Cars that are properly aligned will extend the life of the tires, it’s important to spot suspension and steering problems before they turn into major repairs.
If you are experiencing any of these issues stop by your auto repair center and ask them to check your wheel alignment.