What are some of the reasons that your car may need an alignment? You’re a good driver, haven’t been in any accidents and try not to hit all those potholes on the way to work. If your car is out of alignment, it could be caused by good old-fashioned everyday driving. Your car’s suspension is made up of some highly calibrated components. As part of everyday driving, parts of your car’s suspension can become worn, and springs can lose their tension over time. Even something as small as bumping a curb can disrupt the adjustments, making your wheels sit at incorrect angles. An alignment will restore these angles to their correct measurements
If you’re wondering if your vehicle needs an alignment, there are a few indicators to look for:
- Uneven tire wear. More wear on the outside of some tires can be a prime indicator of an alignment problem.
- Your vehicle seems to drift to one side, even when you think you’re driving straight
- Your steering wheel vibrates or “shimmies”
- Your steering wheel isn’t centered, but you’re driving straight
Is it worth the expense to align your vehicle? The most visible benefit of an alignment is less wear on your tires. The average alignment can run somewhere around $90, versus a set of tires that can easily cost $400 or more. An alignment is a very cost-effective way stretch your tire’s life (and your wallet’s). A properly aligned tire will also have decreased resistance on the road, upping your MPG’s as well.
The Woody’s Automotive Group Service Department uses the high-tech Hunter Hawkeye Elite system to provide a fast, reliable alignment that’ll keep you out of the waiting room and back on the road. For all your automotive service needs, Woody’s services all makes and models- Contact Mike or Deryck today to schedule an appointment, or just ask a question!