What exactly is a wheel alignment? A wheel alignment consists of adjusting the car’s suspension system. This system is what connects the car to its wheels. It is not an adjustment of the tires themselves as one would expect but adjusting the angles of the tires which in return determines how they connect with the road.
There are many reasons why your wheels can become misaligned, but it has the most to do with your personal driving habits. If you tend to drive on roads that are littered with potholes, your wheels will be out of alignment faster than drivers who stick to smoother roads. Drivers who tend to hit the curb or drive faster over speed bumps will also need more frequent alignments. Even something like driving on gravel roads can cause your wheels to become misaligned more frequently. Pay attention to your driving habits and extend the time between wheel alignments.
Signs of a Misalignment
When your wheels are misaligned, it greatly affects the integrity of your vehicle. Luckily, there are signs to let you know when it is time to get it inspected. The first sign you may notice is your vehicle pulling to the left or right or that you have less control when turning corners. Another clue is uneven tread wear on your tires. Uneven tire wear not only can become a dangerous situation causing your tire to have a blowout but will also wear your tires out before their time. Therefore, it is important to keep your alignment in check and pay attention to the obvious signs. Here at Demore’s Automotive, we value the safety of you and your vehicle above anything else. Our technicians will gladly inspect your tires to see if they show signs of irregular wear indicating that you have an alignment problem. This will help you to avoid costly repairs, premature tire replacement, and even a dangerous tire incident.
Trust your car to our team of experts, you won’t be disappointed. Call 413-252-8087 today to make an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.