Be honest…how often do you get a wheel alignment? Do you just do it when you buy a new set of tires? Do you ignore your mechanic when he suggests that it’s about time for you to rotate your tires and align your wheels? We find that many people know they should get a wheel alignment from time to time, but they really don’t know why. Wheel alignments do much more than you’d think! Here, we’ll show you.
1. Increase Fuel Efficiency. When you automobile isn’t aligned correctly, your wheels aren’t working together they way that they should. Because of this, your vehicle’s engine has to work a lot harder to propel you forward, and this reduces your car’s fuel efficiency.
2. Reduce Expensive Auto Repairs. Driving with a bad alignment causes the parts in your car to wear unevenly and prematurely. Each time you hit a pothole or bump in the road, your steering and suspension systems take a hit. When your tires aren’t evenly helping with the impact, certain areas of these systems take the hit harder than others, causing them to break down sooner than they should. If they break down completely, you’re face with an expensive auto repair service that could have been avoided.
3. Experience Smoother Driving. When your car’s wheel alignment is off you will usually notice that your automobile drifts slightly to the right or left even though your steering wheel is aimed straight ahead. Constantly adjusting your steering to overcompensate for bad alignment is tiring, inefficient, distracting and dangerous!
4. Improve Vehicle Safety. Properly maintaining your car, truck, SUV, minivan or hybrid vehicle helps it to run better. It also keeps you from running into unexpected car issues that could leave you stranded on the side of the road. Don’t put off getting your wheels aligned until it’s too late.
5. Increase the Life of Your Tires. Last but not least, your tires. Your tires are an expensive and important auto part that wear our much more quickly when you don’t get regular wheel alignments. When you align your tires, and they are working together in harmony, they will take you a lot further and you won’t have to buy new tires sooner than you need to.