Everything you need to know about proper wheel alignment

Why is a proper wheel alignment so important?
Picture yourself cruising down the most beautiful road in the world. Now imagine driving down that same road and your car veering off to the left or right because your wheels were pointed the wrong way. Not the most beautiful road in the world anymore.

Proper wheel alignment is a complex topic covering a variety of terms and a smorgasbord of parts. When your wheels are out of alignment, your tires aren’t pointing in the right direction. This will affect your steering and suspension. More importantly, it could affect your safety and the durability of our tires and all of the parts controlling them.

How do vehicles lose their wheel alignment?
It doesn’t take much. There are many ways for your car to lose its alignment. Wheel alignment can be thrown off by:

*Pot holes
*Hitting the curb
*Bumping into a concrete parking stall
*Fair wear and tear

Without a proper wheel alignment, you will end up wasting a lot of money on tires because they will wear down much faster. Your vehicle may not handle as well, or you could have difficulty maintaining control of your vehicle altogether.

Did you know?
The best move you can make is to have it checked with every other oil change. This will extend the life of your tires.

A lot will happen over the course of 6,000 miles. You will inevitably drive through pot holes, travel down gravely stretches of road, and you may occasionally knock your wheels on a curb mid-turn. All of these things combined can greatly impact the way your tires sit, throwing off your wheel alignment in an instant.

It can be difficult to determine with the naked eye when your wheel alignment is off. We cannot see in fractions of degrees without the proper technology. It only takes a minuscule amount of misalignment to have a huge impact on tire life. Our certified technicians here at CarStruction are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Come by and see us today!