Your tires’ alignment is an essential part of your car’s overall operation. If you have noticed that your car is starting to pull to one side, there are unusual vibrations when you drive, or you have begun to notice uneven tire wear, it’s time for a wheel alignment. Misaligned wheels can even cause poor gas mileage, costing you money every time you fill up at the gas pump. At Stringer Auto Repair, we have seen many problems caused by misaligned wheels, so it’s not something you should ignore or put off. Bring your car to us so we can perform a precision wheel alignment, giving you better control on the road.
Wheel alignments are important to ensuring that your car runs smoothly, has safe handling, exceptional ride quality, and that you’re getting the maximum life out of your tires. Wheels out of alignment can cause faster wear and tear, resulting in the need for tire replacements much sooner. An alignment costs much less than a set of new tires, so don’t take a chance if you think your wheels are “out of whack.” The alignment integrates all of the elements of steering and suspension together, providing safer handling and better ride quality.
The term alignment refers to the adjustment of your vehicle’s suspension system, which is what connects a vehicle to the wheels. An experienced, trained technician will understand how to adjust the angles of your tires, which can affect how they come into contact with the road. If your steering wheel is vibrating, off-center or the vehicle is pulling to the left or right, this can cause seriously uneven tread wear on your tires. An alignment will put everything back to the correct angle, resulting in a smoother, safer ride and less wear on your tires.
So, what can cause your wheels to become misaligned? There are several factors but the most common include impacts from potholes, curbs, and other objects. Every time you drive, it shakes your suspension and slowly causes it to move away from the correct alignment setting. This is a natural occurrence, which is why it’s so important to bring your vehicle in for an alignment service at the first sign of a problem. Over time, small impacts create a cumulative problem that can cost you later.
Bring your vehicle to Stringer Auto Repair in Johnstown, OH or give us a call at 740-966-0333 to schedule an appointment for your car’s repair and service needs today.