Why is vehicle alignment so important?Aug 8th, 2019
It doesn’t take much to knock a vehicle out of alignment: potholes, curbs and even regular wear and tear can take a toll on your vehicle’s suspension system and steering components. And once that happens, everything – your tires, your vehicle and your hands on the steering wheel – will soon feel it. Some customers feel that their car never needs an alignment.
Vehicle alignment plays a critical role in the performance of your vehicle, and here are the three biggest ways:
- Tire life and savings. When your vehicle’s suspension system is out of alignment, it’s probably going to lead to uneven tire wear, and that means a shorter life expectancy for your tires. With regular alignment, however, your tires will last longer and save you money.
- Safety. When your wheels aren’t aligned, it can cause your vehicle to pull right or left, undermining your control and handling.
- Comfort. Aligned wheels are much safer to drive on, and they also make driving much easier and enjoyable.
How can you tell is your tires need aligning?
- your vehicle will pull to one side.
- your front end is shimmying after hitting a bump.
- your steering wheel will no longer line up straight.
- your front tired will show signs of uneven wear.
If you are experiencing any of these signs, you need a vehicle alignment performed by a certified technician. Proper alignments require sophisticated equipment to abide by the manufacturers’ preferred specifications and provide an exact wheel alignment.
At Team Honda, our technicians perform computerized alignments that ensure all four wheels are parallel and sitting flat on the road and that your steering wheel is centered.
Automotive industry standards recommend having an alignment service done with every set of new tires installed and/or every spring. By following this standard, you will ensure that both your tires and suspension system last longer which in return will save you money.