Tire Safety Tuesday / Importance of Proper Wheel Alignment
Wheel alignment and balancing are important for safety and maximum tread wear from your tires. Inspect your tires at least once a month for signs of uneven wear or damage (i.e. cuts, cracks, splits, penetrations, bulges, and impacts.)
When should I bring my vehicle in for a wheel alignment?
Most manufacturers recommend getting a four-wheel alignment at least once a year. Other times you may need a front-end or four-wheel alignment include:
After purchasing a set of new tires
After a collision, accident, or hitting a large pothole
When replacing suspension or steering parts during a Steering & Suspension Repair Service
If you feel your vehicle pulling to one side when driving on a straight, smooth road
If your steering feels unstable or you feel a vibration
If your steering feels too loose or shows signs of straying or wandering on the road
If your tires are wearing unevenly or squealing on turns
Make sure to check your owner’s manual for your manufacturer’s recommendation.