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Wheel Alignments: Benefits and Information
A wheel alignment is preventive maintenance overlooked by most people. Wheel alignment not only prevents your car from pulling to one side or the other, it also can improve your tire life. It can help keep you and your family safe as well as save money with better gas mileage. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about tire alignment.
What is a Wheel Alignment Service?
Basically wheel alignment is simply adjusting the angles of your vehicles' wheels so they are parallel to the other tires and perpendicular to the ground.
Benefits of Wheel Alignment
Properly aligned tires will track straight and true, which not only helps with gas mileage, it also maximizes the life of the tire. In regards to safety, an aligned tire will not pull to the right or the left. Your vehicle will also drive more smoothly with tires that are properly aligned. Properly aligned tires achieve maximum traction on slippery surfaces which can be important when driving in less than ideal conditions.
As a general rule you should follow your owner's manual recommendations, but it is a good idea to have your tires and alignment checked every 20,000 Kilometers. If your car is pulling to one side, the tires are wearing unevenly, the vehicle is shimming or wandering, you should have the vehicle checked immediately. Over time a vehicle will go out of alignment. Hitting a deep pothole can often throw a vehicle out of alignment as well.
Compared to replacing four tires on your vehicle, the cost of a wheel alignment is insignificant. It not only helps keep your vehicle safe, it can also save you a significant amount of money in improved gas mileage and tire life.
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