Are you noticing that your car is drifting when you’re on the road? Do you think your tires are being worn unevenly? Those are actually some tell-tale signs that you need a wheel alignment.
Let’s talk a bit more about alignments, and the alignment service we offer at Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire.
It’s normal to run over potholes and occasional bump into a curb. No one here will fault you for that – but it’s true that those things will knock your car’s tires out of alignment. And it’s not always an incident that causes your wheels to end up out of alignment. When you drive for a long period of time, regardless of the conditions, tires will wear down and you’ll need an alignment as part of regular maintenance.
You may be tempted to put off getting a wheel alignment, but that can be costly in the long run. When you’re driving in a vehicle that’s out of alignment, you’re going to see that excessive wear on your tires. Eventually this wear will require you to have to swap out your tires for new ones, often times prematurely. A set of quality tires and labor is going to cost you far more than a simple wheel alignment. The cost savings alone is why you need to talk your car’s alignment seriously.
Before we even begin the alignment, we’ll do an inspection of the vehicle and make sure nothing is broken or damaged in the vehicle’s steering and suspension system, and we’ll assess the condition of the tires.
Now let’s talk about what happens during a wheel alignment. With your car’s alignment, the wheels will be adjusted for caster, camber and toe. Those are terms to describe if your tire wheels are tilted out or in, or if they’re angled forward or backward. Every car has different alignment specifications outlined by the manufacturer, and when we work on a vehicle we make sure to align it to those specifications. We’ll get an alignment reading and our technicians will be able to put your car back in perfect alignment.
So if you’re noticing some signs that your car may be out of alignment – don’t wait. Our technicians at Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire can easily perform a wheel alignment on your car, and keep your car safely on the road, avoiding potential costly repairs and tire replacement.