When potholes, curbs, and even routine road wear knock your car wheels out of alignment, the results can range from the subtle (tires that wear prematurely) to dramatic.
- Your tires or tread are worn on one edge—the surest sign of misaligned wheels.
- Your vehicle pulls left or right when you’re cruising a straight, smooth road.
- Your steering wheel shimmies, feels loose, or is hard to turn.
- Your tires begin to squeal when turning.
What’s Included with a Wheel Alignment Service?
First, we’ll use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to see if your wheels meet your vehicle manufacturer’s precise alignment specifications. If it turns out you need an alignment, we’ll:
- Make front-end and/or rear-end mechanical alignment adjustments
- Verify that your new alignment readings meet your vehicle manufacturer’s specifications (if applicable)
What is the Importance of a Wheel Alignment?
Proper wheel alignment creates a smoother ride by minimizing steering pull and vehicle wander. It also can save you hundreds of dollars on replacing tires due to premature tread wear.
How Often Should You Get an Alignment?
Most manufacturers recommend getting a four-wheel alignment at least once a year. Other times you may need a four-wheel or front-end alignment include: When installing a new set of tires After hitting a bad pothole or steep curb Following an accident or collision