The Importance of Wheel Alignment

Does your car feel like it is moving in one direction more than the other? Do you feel like your car is having to work harder than it should?

You may not know it, but Sallas Auto Tire and Wheel Alignmentunaligned wheels can cause more damage other than moving your car in a direction other than straight.

Getting your wheels aligned will help you avoid gas guzzling, purchasing new tires, purchasing new parts and putting your safety in jeopardy.

Gas guzzling

Did you know that when your car is not aligned, you use more gas? You are actually putting more pressure on your car to move forward, which makes it use more gas than necessary. Getting your car aligned can help you make our world greener.

Cost of new tires

When your car is not in proper alignment, you will see that the tires go bare on one side of the tire, instead of wearing slow and even. Since the tires wear on only one side, then will wear quicker on that one spot and need to be replaced sooner. New tires cost a lot more than the cost of alignment.

Safety

If you brake abruptly and your alignment is off, you may lose control of the direction of your car and get into an accident. On wet or icy surfaces, it is harder for you to control the direction of your car.

Strain on other parts

Unaligned wheels can cause the brake shaft not to work to its fullest extent, and the steering system can become problematic when it is consistently pulled to one side or another. Your suspension also might gain problems, too, and your suspension needs to remain perfectly balanced at all times.

Solving the problem

It is recommended to get your wheels aligned once every 6,000 miles. And some car specialists say that since wheel alignment is so important, it would be ideal to get your tires aligned every oil change.

You will be able to tell if your wheels are out of their proper alignment by looking to see if your tires are wearing one spot only and testing to see if your car is shifting in a direction other than straight.

If you purchase your tires from Sallas Auto Repair, we offer a lifetime alignment package that includes checking the alignment once a year at no charge. You can trust us to get your car back into proper alignment. Schedule your appointment today!

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