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Importance of Proper Wheel Alignment

Wheel alignment, also referred to as tire alignment, is a great way to keep your tires in good shape as well as helping them to perform properly. One way that you may notice that you have a problem is if your car wants to pull in a certain direction, even when you have the wheel straight. 

 

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Proper Wheel Alignment Leads to Safer Driving

When your tires are not aligned correctly, not only does it reduce the life expectancy of your tires, but it can also lead to higher risk behind the wheel. In addition, there is a good chance that your tires are wearing at different rates while you drive. This can lead to a number of problems that begin to reduce the handling and mobility of your vehicle. 

Most Common Signs of Improper Wheel Alignment

  • Uneven tread or wear to the tire. This should be something that is noticeably visible. There are many tips and tricks to checking the wearing of your tires at home. 
  • If your vehicle begins to pull in a certain direction. As soon as you start to notice that your vehicle is pulling in a certain direction, you should bring your vehicle in to be serviced. 
  • Vibration from the steering wheel. Vibrations carried up to the steering wheel can be very slight to very drastic depending on how uneven the alignment of your tires are. At the first sign of any vibration, you should think about getting your vehicle in to be serviced.  

Proper wheel alignment leads to longer lasting tires and a safer ride behind the wheel. If you are experiencing one or more of these signs, bring your vehicle in soon to have us take a look.

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