Pros And Cons Of Wheel Alignment
How do driving conditions affect my vehicle’s wheel alignment?
Bad driving conditions such as poorly maintained roads, streets full of potholes, and hitting debris on the freeway can all greatly affect your alignment. Even the slightest change in the angle of your tires’ alignment can wear out tires or cause uneven tire wear.
This is why it’s important to have your alignment inspected about every 6,000 miles. This will ensure your money and your tires go further.
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How will a wheel alignment help my vehicle?
Wheel alignments are essential for optimal drivability. Getting regular alignment checks ensure your tires last longer and your vehicle steers properly, …show more content…
Unfortunately, there are no warning lights that can tell you when your wheels are not aligned. Getting regular alignment checks are the only way to know if your tires need an adjustment.
What does tire wear mean to my car’s alignment?
The name of the poor alignment game is uneven tire wear. Ideally, tires should wear evenly across the tread. If you’re noticing excessive wear on the rear inside tires, you may have too much junk in the trunk or need an alignment adjustment. Uneven tire wear can also result in less MPGs and more pain at the gas pump.
Quick Fact: Poor alignment can shorten a tire’s life by thousands of miles and compromise very crucial steering and suspension parts. That’s a big hit to the wallet. If you don’t want to replace tires as often and enjoy the benefits of better fuel economy, have your alignment checked, at the very least, with every other oil change or at the first sign of uneven or premature tire wear.
How can I tell if my car’s alignment is off?
There are some noticeable signs that could indicate a misalignment. Just use your eyes, ears and hands. Your senses (and even the good old personal hunch) are good human capital for spotting poor alignment. Here are some common signs that you are dealing with wheels with poor