A wheel alignment service is a procedure that involves adjusting the outward or inward tilt of your vehicle’s tires to reduce tire wear and ensure your car can drive straight. Wheel alignments should always be performed by professional auto technicians with the right skills and equipment. If you need help improving your vehicle’s handling, read on to learn more about wheel alignments.
On a day-to-day basis, it can be easy to overlook the warning signs of misaligned wheels. When your wheels aren’t pointed in the right direction, you put your and many others’ lives at risk. Not only will your car not be able to drive in the direction you want it to, but your steering wheel will be difficult to manage, and tires will wear improperly.
How Can I Tell If My Vehicle’s Wheels Are Misaligned?
- Uneven tire wear
- Off-centered steering wheel
- Steering wheel vibrations
- Constant pulling or drifting left or right
How Are Wheel Alignments Performed?
At our auto repair shop, we have access to the finest alignment machines to ensure accuracy and precision. After measurements are performed, we will adjust the angles of the wheels until they meet manufacturer standards. Last but not least, we will take your vehicle for a test drive to ensure smooth and safe driving.
Your car’s alignment should frequently be checked as a preventative measure. That way, our team can correct your wheels before they affect your vehicle’s handling and safety on the road. Other than that, you should have your alignment assessed when:
- You made an impact with a curb, pothole, or another vehicle
- You go offroading often
- You install a lift kit
- You notice one or more of the signs of misalignment mentioned above.
Griffin Muffler & Brake Center is your one-stop destination for all your vehicle’s needs. We provide state-of-the-art wheel alignment services. If you are due for a wheel alignment, please call or visit our auto repair shop in Fort Madison, IA today.