Here's Why You Should Get Your Wheel Alignment Checked | Penney Auto Body & Glass Vancouver

Maintenance on any vehicle can be costly, but it is a necessity. Your routine oil changes, tire rotations, and fluid checking can save you money in the long run, as well as increase the life of your car.|

Wheel alignment is often overlooked during your routine check. When you get a car new, the wheels are all straight and properly calibrated. Over time, general wear and tear will cause your wheels to come out of alignment, which may become weak over time. It makes sense to regularly check on your wheels’ alignment.

Signs your wheels are not aligned

There are a number of signs that your wheels are not aligned. As a driver, you may notice a lack of control in steering. If your wheels aren’t straight, you may experience a delayed or weakened response to steering. Overcorrecting and loss-of-control are immediate risks to drivers. The suspension is also affected and can loosen significantly when your wheels are out of alignment. Misaligned wheels wear tires down unevenly and much faster than aligned wheels. Over time, if you don’t correct the alignment, you’ll waste a ton of money into new tires.

The effects of misalignment

Having your wheels out of alignment can cost a lot of money to fix, but long-term misalignment can significantly reduce the lifespan of your vehicle. Tires, suspension, and steering components wear down at a much faster rate. Fuel economy is also lowered. If you suspect your vehicle is out of alignment, get it checked immediately.

How often should you check alignment?

Most car experts recommend that you get your wheel alignment checked every other oil change. But if you suspect an immediate problem, take in your car before the problem grows.

 



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