Something that you won’t notice right away, but you will if you keep driving around when you’re out of alignment, is that your tires are wearing unevenly and fairly quickly. That’s because when the vehicle is pulling to one side, you have to steer it back straight. The outside of the tire just wears out faster because you’re constantly turning, which can be very exhausting on a long road trip – fighting to keep the vehicle going straight down the road.
Some of the things that commonly throw a wheel out of alignment are driving into a pothole, smacking a curb or driving over highway debris. And it doesn’t have to be a big shock, it can just be the regular bumps and bangs of daily driving that add up and eventually take your vehicle out of alignment. That’s why your owner’s manual or our Service Advisor at Advanced Auto Service may suggest having your alignment checked periodically.
With an alignment service at Advanced Auto Service, we measure each wheel’s alignment and check to see where they are relative to factory specifications. While we have the vehicle on the alignment rack, we inspect the tires for wear as well as the suspension and steering components for damage or wear – things that can contribute to alignment problems.
If it’s been a while since you’ve had your wheels aligned, bring your vehicle to Advanced Auto Service in South St. Louis for an alignment check, it’s cheaper than having to replace tires prematurely.