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Signs You are Due for a Wheel Alignment

Having your wheels aligned properly is important to both the overall drivability of your vehicle and the safety of your car. The correct wheel alignment will ensure that you can properly control your car and will protect the overall integrity of the tires, suspension system, and more. 

What is a wheel alignment? A wheel alignment consists of adjusting the angles of your vehicle’s tires to manufacturer specifications so that your car essentially drives straight. When your wheels aren't aligned right, certain tires can start to wear down excessively and unevenly. It can also cause damage to steering and suspension components, depending on how servery your wheels are unaligned. 

Your vehicle's manufacturer will typically provide a recommendation for how often your car needs a wheel alignment, however it usually is around every 6,000 miles or once a year or two. Hitting potholes, debris, curbs, or getting into minor accidents can also cause you to lose wheel alignment unexpectedly. If you do suspect that you need a wheel alignment, the experts here at Pro Auto Care can help. 

Here are some signs that you may need a wheel alignment: 

  • Car veers to one side
  • Uneven tire wear
  • Vibrating while driving
  • Steering wheel isn’t straight
  • Difficulty steering

As soon as you notice one of the signs listed above, bring your vehicle into Pro Auto Care for assistance. We will ensure that your wheels are correctly aligned to give you better control of your vehicle at higher speeds and can provide a more comfortable ride overall. 

If your vehicle needs a wheel alignment, don’t hesitate to give us a call or stop by Pro Auto Care today.