Dagwoods Auto Repair proudly serves the Wheel Alignment needs of customers in Mt. Pleasant, MI and surrounding areas.
A proper wheel alignment ensures added value for your vehicle. Maintaining your car and staying up to date with your automobile services offers extra safety on the road, too.
The Benefits of Proper Wheel Alignment
Wheel alignments are vital to the longevity of a car and its tire performance. A wheel alignment usually ensures better gas mileage, better handling for the driver and the relief of added safety.
If your vehicle’s wheels are misaligned, there’ll be less tire pressure, causing them to push against each other. Your car will face uneven friction and greater resistance from the surface of the road. Your vehicle will be working harder in order to move forward which burns more fuel.
Compare the expense of new tires with the expense of a wheel alignment. Greater resistance to the surface of the road means there’ll be more force on the rubber of the tires that will sooner or later lead to wear and tear on them. Once this occurs, your tire will become bald on one portion causing the tires to become unevenly distributed. With balanced tires, you help ensure the longevity of your vehicles wheels which saves a great deal of money in the long run.
If you have experienced your vehicle pulling itself to one side, it could be caused by the wheel alignment. This makes it difficult to drive on a wet road. More important than the added value of getting a proper wheel alignment, is the added safety that comes along with a wheel alignment.
Knowing how to spot the sign of poor wheel alignment is vital. One of the biggest indicators is that your steering wheel is pointed ahead, but your vehicle continues to pull or swerve. Another sign, is if one side of your car’s tires is more worn out. We suggest a wheel alignment every 6 months. You should also consider getting your wheels aligned if you hit something when driving.