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Why Wheel Alignments are Necessary for your Safety and Your Vehicle’s Wellness

Wheel alignments are the last thing most people are thinking about. Unless you’re getting new tires, that requires one, most likely this maintenance on your car will slip the cracks. Without proper wheel alignment, you could encounter many problems while you’re driving, as well as shorten the lifetime of your vehicle running at its best performance. You need your vehicle’s wheels to be pointing straight as they meet the road at the proper angle. It’s important that your tires centered in the wheel wells. Here are some important reasons why it’s a good idea to get a wheel alignment sooner rather than later.

Common signs your car is out of alignment include:

  • There is uneven wear on your tires

  • Your steering wheel is off-center

  • Your steering wheel often shakes and/or vibrates

  • Your car frequently pulls to the left or right

Extend the Life of your Tires

Without an alignment you could reduce the lifespan of your tires. Your tires will wear unevenly if you’re driving a car out of alignment. It also means you’ll need to replace your tires sooner and that can create a big expense sooner than you would like. Get the best performance out of your tires by extending the life of your tires.

Lower Your Fuel Costs

A properly aligned usually gets better fuel mileage than one that’s misaligned. This is because misaligned wheels won’t work together correctly. Your engine will need to work harder to move your car forward, which can lower your fuel efficiency. There’s a direct effect between wheel alignment and fuel costs. No one wants to pay for any more fuel than necessary at the cost of fuel today.

Suspension and Steering Systems - Extend the Life

You can cause a lot of stress on your suspension and steering systems. It can cause suspension and steering system parts to wear unevenly, which can lead to expensive repairs. At a minimal cost of a wheel alignment, it’s worth the investment to prevent bigger problems. Ask your local auto shop to give you an estimate.

Drive safe and enjoy a smoother ride

Do you feel like you are having a bumpy ride which can take your attention away from driving safely? Your wheels may be out of alignment, your car will feel like it’s pull to the left or right. This can make it difficult to drive, since you may need to constantly adjust to compensate which in turn can make driving unsafe.

If you are experiencing common signs your vehicle is out of alignment give your local auto shop a call to see if it’s time to get one. Keep yourself, passengers, and other drivers safe on the road and extend the life of your vehicle.

If you’re looking for a local family-owned auto body shop in Sandy, Utah or if you're seeking an accurate and honest collision repair estimate visit A.U.T.O. Collision in Sandy, Utah or give us a call at 801.568.0305! Our I-CAR® trained and certified technicians are ready to help our customers in their time of need.

For helpful advice or to learn more about our collision services, contact A.U.T.O. Collision at 801.568.0305 or visit the shop at 215 West 9210 South, Sandy, Utah 84070. We are here to serve you Monday – Friday, 8am – 5:30pm.

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