Car alignment problems are more damaging than most drivers know. Not only does misalignment affect the handling of your vehicle, but it adds excessive wear and tear to your tires, suspension, and steering systems. When your wheels are out of alignment, it means that the tires are not pointing in the same direction as the steering wheel. It can shorten the life of your tires by thousands of miles and compromise crucial steering and suspension parts.
Even though alignment problems can develop over time, it’s more likely to be caused by a specific incident, such as hitting curbs, going too fast over speed bumps, hitting potholes too fast, or having an accident, no matter how minor. If you notice your car pulling to the left or right driving down the road, uneven or rapid tread wear, the steering wheel is crooked while driving straight or feels loose, schedule a car alignment service as soon as you can.
So why is wheel alignment necessary?
- Boosts your car’s handling and safety,
- Improves fuel efficiency,
- Prevents damage to steering and suspension components, and
- Extends the life of your tires.
It’s important to have your car alignment checked about every 10,000 miles. At the very least, have the alignment checked at every other oil change, or at the first sign of premature tire wear or steering problems. The price of an alignment service is much more cost-effective than paying for a new set of tires!
Need to know more about why is wheel alignment necessary? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at theWrench, Ltd. Car Care Center today for more information about our car alignment services and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Silverdale, WA, and the surrounding area.