Having problems with your steering? You may need a wheel alignment. Faulty wheel alignment leads to abnormal and rapid tire wear. It can also cost you hundreds of dollars or more in repair.
So, how do you know when to get a wheel alignment? Below are a few clues to alert you.
Clues That Your Wheel Alignment is Faulty
- Your steering wheel pulls to one side or the other
- Your steering wheel seems off-center or may be at an odd angle while driving
- You feel a strange vibration while driving (caused by wheels pulling against each other)
- You notice uneven wear on your tires
Check Alignment at Regular Intervals, Too
Without any changes in steering or tire wear, it is advisable to follow the guidelines outlined in your owner’s manual regular wheel alignment inspection. According to Cars Direct, a general rule of thumb is to have your tires and wheel alignment checked every 10,000 miles. If you drive on roads that contain a lot of potholes and uneven pavement, you should get your alignment checked more frequently (5,000 – 7,500 miles).
Proper Alignment is Important
Having your vehicle’s wheels aligned is important as it can help improve the safety and performance of your vehicle. And, a properly aligned car will give your car a much smoother ride. When performing a vehicle wheel alignment, RWB service technicians use specialized computer equipment to adjust the angles of your vehicle’s wheels so that the wheels are perfectly parallel to each other in proportion with the ground.
Keep Your Ride Smooth
When it comes to vehicle maintenance, like knowing when to get a wheel alignment, RWB Imports strives to keep you informed, but not pressured. We want to keep you and your family driving safely and reliably. We are the independent import car specialist Atlanta calls first. Call us today. We’re conveniently located in Snellville GA.