Why Wheel Alignment Matters

Nov 1, 2021

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Your technician generally recommends an alignment adjustment, and it’s a good idea to do it every 6,000-10,000 miles or as soon as possible if you believe your car has suffered any damage. A wheel alignment is a crucial suspension-tuning tool that affects how your vehicle’s tires operate and function. Your car’s wheel alignment is a system of suspension angles that are measured and suspension components that are changed.

A few factors that will alter the need for an alignment can be hitting curbs, potholes, being involved in an accident, and ordinary wear throughout the vehicle mile usage. All of these can be damaging to your wheels and cause your vehicle to have an earlier alignment. Here are a few reasons why wheel alignments matter:

1. Safety

Misaligned tires are more likely to cause steering wheel vibration and may cause your car to drift more frequently.

2. The lifespan of tires

Regular rotation of tires extends the life of tires as the front tires typically get more wear, and the switch will provide even distribution to the wheels. This will help ensure even wear on all tires.

3. Smoother ride

Wheel alignments increase driving stability, tire life, and overall handling performance of your car. Proper maintenance will help ensure a smoother and safer ride on the road.

4. Fuel efficiency

When your car’s wheels aren’t aligned properly, they don’t work together as well as they should. As a result, your vehicle’s engine needs to work much more to propel you ahead, lowering your vehicle’s fuel efficiency.

 

How can you tell if your vehicle requires a wheel alignment? Your car can give some obvious signs such as:

  • Pulling to the sides without touching the steering wheel
  • The steering wheel is slow to return to the center or even feels loose
  • Uneven treading patterns
  • Unusual noises from your tires

 

At Yorba Linda Auto Service, our auto experts are always available and ready to serve you. Wheel alignments are crucial to vehicle performance and safety. We want to be your trusted auto mechanics to do the job. Visit us at 801 S Lakeview Avenue, Unit G, Placentia, CA 92870, or schedule an appointment with us by clicking here. And don’t forget to visit us on our Facebook page!