What if you walked at a left angle all of the time? You would never get where you needed to be, that's what. Also, people would probably stare. At Tire Discounters, we hold alignment in high regard. It is crucial to the life of your tires and gives you more control over your vehicle. In fact, we hold alignment in such high regard that it is free with any tire purchase!
During your vehicle's life, potholes are hit, sharp turns are taken and brakes are slammed - all of which cause your components to wear down and your wheels to shift which can pull your car in one direction. Do not worry, this is natural wear and tear - but it can accelerate tire damage. When we align your tires, we are returning the angles of your vehicle's wheels to the manufacturer's specifications.
WHY AN ALIGNMENT?
A proper wheel alignment does four very important things:
Reduces tire wear and provides maximum tire life
Enhances fuel economy
Increases overall driving safety
How Often Should I Check my Alignment?
Many vehicle manufacturers now recommend Alignment, Drivetrain and Suspension Service inspections at the same time you get your oil changed. But because alignment issues are often a result of a specific incident, like a wheel banging hard against a pothole, curb or obstacle in the road, it’s better to be safe than sorry and have your alignment checked. Especially if any of the symptoms above occur immediately after the incident.
Why is a wheel alignment important for my vehicle?
Proper wheel alignments can help improve your driver safety, create a smoother ride, and help increase fuel efficiency
Alignments could save you hundreds of dollars on replacing tires due to premature tread wear.
When should I bring my vehicle in for a wheel alignment?
Most manufacturers recommend getting a four-wheel alignment at least once a year. Other times you may need a front-end or four-wheel alignment include:
After purchasing a set of new Goodyear tires
After a collision, accident, or hitting a large pothole
When replacing suspension or steering parts
If you feel your vehicle pulling to one side when driving
If your steering feels unstable or you feel a vibration
If your tires are wearing unevenly or squeal on turns
WHAT ARE "SYMPTOMS" THAT A CAR IS OUT OF ALIGNMENT?
Have your car checked if you notice:
Excessive or uneven tire wear
Steering wheel pulls to the side
Feeling of looseness or wandering
Your steering wheel is not centered when car is moving straight ahead
It's been 6,000 miles or 6 months since your last alignment check