During the winter, the weather wrecks havoc on the roads. As the water gets down into the cracks, it freezes and expands. This causes potholes. As you drive over these pot holes, it affects the wheel alignment of the car. Other things can mess with the alignment of the car, as well, like hitting a curb or other major jars to the vehicle. If the wheel alignment is off, it can cause the tires to wear unevenly. Reedman-Toll Nissan known the importance of having a proper wheel alignment.
Save Money on Fuel
When a vehicle’s wheels are properly aligned, the car rides smoother. This means that it takes less fuel to make the car move. This means that the vehicles uses less gas. Depending on how badly the tires are aligned, this could add up to a bit of money.
Save Money on Tires
When the wheels are not aligned properly, the car drives unevenly on the tires. This causes more wear on certains places of the tires. When the tires are not wearing corectly, it means that the tires will wear out faster and new tires will be needed a head of schedule. The less life you get out of tires, the more money you spend. Tires are expensive. An uneven alignment can take thousands of miles off the life of your tires. Make the most of your set of tires.
Pulling to One Side
When a tire starts to wear down unevenly, or even before when the wheels are not aligned correctly, the vehicle might pull to one side. Tires that are pulling to one side or another can compromise the steering and suspension parts. This can causes more expensive repairs not limited to new tires.
Is there are a warning light?
Your car has a special indicator light that will warn you when the tire pressure is low and you need to add air. There is no light that will signal a poor alignment. The only way to know that a vehicle needs a new alignment, beside the pulling, is to have the vehicle checked.
Signs that a Vehicle Needs an Alignment
- Vehicle pulling to one side or another
- Tire Wearing in uneven spots or rapidly
- Steering wheel that is crocked when driving straight
- Tires squealing
If there is any doubt about the tire alignment, you need to see a mechanic. Even if there is not outright signs, it is important to have the alignment checked. A good rule of thumb, have the alignment checked at every oil change. Mechanics have precision equipment to check the alignment.