Uneven tire wear… check. Your vehicle pulls to one side… check. Your car won’t go straight even though you’re steering straight… check. Yes, it’s official: your car needs a wheel alignment.
Every new car rolls off the production line with preset special angles that position the tires correctly: this is called proper alignment. Poorly maintained roads, a severe impact with a pothole, or several smaller impacts over the course of time cause the network of components in the system to shift out of place. This is called misalignment.
Misalignment can put undue stress on a vehicle’s suspension; cause unnecessary tire damage, which leads to increased fuel consumption; and, most importantly, puts you at risk of an accident. Therefore, it is vital that your car’s wheels are reset to the original manufacturer specifications.
Yet, despite the importance of keeping the wheels aligned, this service is one of the most overlooked or dismissed auto maintenance services, even though periodic alignment checks are recommended by the most vehicle manufacturers.
This service should not be ignored! It is integral to automotive health, and regular wheel alignments can help save you a great deal of money on costly repairs and replacements!
Besides the obvious reasons for fixing misaligned wheels, an alignment service is also needed when:
- You get new tires.
- You lower or lift your vehicle.
- You had suspension or steering components repaired or replaced.
If any of these apply to you, get in touch with Right Way Auto Repair in Hamilton, ON. We have the specialized laser-sighted equipment to check your alignment and fix it if needed.