Does your car need an alignment? What’s an Alignment? How do you even know if you need one?

Does your car need an alignment?
What’s an Alignment?
How do you even know if you need one?

You have probably heard the words “alignment” or “align your tires” over the years but do you really know what that means? An alignment is actually the measurement and adjustment of the complex suspension angles and a variety of suspension components. Sounds like lots of big words, huh! Simply put an alignment is the positioning of your tires necessary to keep the tread wear balanced on all 4 tires to maintain the performance of your tires.. Keep the tread wear even!
Call your service advisor to get an alignment scheduled if:
  • It’s been over 12 months since your tires were last checked.
  • You purchased new tires recently and are not sure if they were aligned.
  • Shhhhh, we know you hit that pothole a little hard and your vehicle is pulling right or left 😉
More technical words but a very good explanation of why you should have regular wheel alignments.
Maintain Your Wheel Alignment for a Healthy Vehicle
An accurate wheel alignment service is critical to the performance of a vehicle’s tires. Routine wheel alignments will usually save you as much in tire wear as they cost  and should be considered as a necessary preventative maintenance. Out-of-alignment conditions occur when the suspension and steering systems are not operating at their desired angles. Out-of-alignment conditions are most often caused by spring sag or suspension wear (ball joints, bushings, etc.) on an older vehicle. They can also be the result of an impact with a pothole or curb, or a change in vehicle ride height (lowered or raised) on any vehicle, regardless of age.
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