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, speedbumps, 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 Eurotech Auto Service.