Proper wheel alignment is essential for various reasons - alignments ensure that drivers have adequate control of their vehicle, keep the wheels and brakes working correctly, and avoid excessive/premature tire wear. A wheel alignment is a service consisting of adjusting the angles of your vehicle's tires to manufacturer specs. Most vehicle manufacturers have different directions for how often your automobile needs a wheel alignment. However, it usually ranges from once a year to every two years. It is generally dependent on the amount of driving you do and how you handle your vehicle.
A wheel alignment sets the caster, camber, and toe for the front wheels on your car. Although the service is usually routine, sometimes you may need an alignment sooner than you think. In cases where your vehicle's tires are forced out of alignment, like hitting potholes, speedbumps, and debris, then you'll need one ASAP. Below are the following signs your vehicle may display its need for a wheel alignment:
- Automobile veers to one side when trying to drive straight
- Uneven tire wear
- Vibrating while driving
- The steering wheel is not straight
- Difficulty steering in general
Not only will a wheel alignment on your car help your tires last longer, but it can also do much more. A proper alignment gives you further control of your vehicle at high speeds and can provide a more comfortable (and safe) drive. A precise alignment also stops front-end suspension parts from wearing out prematurely. If you suspect that your vehicle needs a wheel alignment, please don't hesitate to give us a call or stop by our shop today! Our expert team at Hyland Auto Repair has a wide range of experience working with various makes every day.