The Importance of Wheel Alignment
Saturday, July 1, 2017
There are many things a car owner must be aware of when it comes to their vehicle performing at its best (and safest). Even the smallest things can have a great impact on your car’s well-being. One of these often overlooked aspects is wheel alignment.
When it comes to wheel alignment, a number of elements can be affected including fuel efficiency, tire performance, and vehicle handling. If a vehicle’s alignment is off even slightly, your vehicle’s steering and performance will be adversely affected.
So what causes a vehicle’s alignment to become misaligned? Well, if you’re car is moving, pretty much everything. Whether it’s hitting a bump in the road, running over a pothole, or getting into a fender bender, your vehicle can easily fall out of alignment rather quickly. Because this can lead to unsafe driving conditions, you’ll want to get your vehicle inspected sooner rather than later.
Wondering if your car is misaligned? Here are some telltale signs:
- Vehicle pulling to the left or right
- Crooked steering wheel when driving straight
- Vibrating steering wheel
- Squealing tires
- Uneven tire wear
If you’re unsure if your car is misaligned, feel free to schedule an appointment with us. Because of the intricacies of a vehicle’s suspension, it’s important to have a trained, certified technician at Don’s Auto Repair service your vehicle. We’ll be sure to diagnose the problem and get everything taken care of in a timely manner.