Why an alignment
Having an alignment completed on your vehicle is important. In this post we will talk about when to get an one and why it is an important preventative maintenance item.
Most of us know that an alignment will align or straighten the wheels on our vehicles to factory specifications. So, why is this so important?
Benefits of an alignment
Having the tires in alignment will reduce the wear on them. If a car is out of alignment, the driver will need to compensate for this by steering in the opposite direction that the car wants to go. This affects the tires by wearing on one side more than the other.
It’s kind of like your spine, when it’s out of alignment, then your body has to overcompensate for that misalignment. In turn, some muscles are stretched more than they should. Our bodies then do not work as well as they should. Your car’s wheels are the spine and when they are not aligned your car has to work harder at going straight down the road.
Another benefit for having your car in alignment is better fuel economy and better performance. Who wouldn’t love to have a safe well-performing car that can save you some money at the pump?
Signs an alignment is needed
How do you know if your car needs an alignment? Here are some indications: when you get new tires put on, abnormal tire wear, pulls to one side (steering wheel is off center), slamming your car into a curb or if the suspension or steering has worn out or has broken parts.
In summary, you should have your car’s alignment checked once a year. This should be done earlier if your car is experiencing any of the above issues or new tires have been put on. As always, Be safe out there on the road!
More information on alignments at: https://bobsautolax.com/cars-needs-align
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