When you are behind the wheel, you expect to be in total control of your vehicle and you should be. But there are some things that could compromise your control and one of those things is the alignment of your wheels. Martin’s Auto Service is dedicated to our customers and their vehicles and our team is here to make sure that you are always in maximum control of your vehicle with our wheel alignment service.
Wheel Alignment Landisburg, PA
A wheel or tire alignment adjusts the suspension on your vehicle and positions your wheels to the optimal position in relation to your vehicle as well as one another. Essentially, it ensures that all four of your wheels are pointing in the same direction at any given time. Proper alignment can also prevent uneven or accelerated tire wear.
The idea behind a wheel alignment is to restore the factory settings of the camber angle, the caster angle, and the toe angle of your vehicle. This process takes proper equipment and expertise, Martin’s Auto Service has both.
Signs Your Vehicle Needs an Alignment
When your wheels are misaligned, your vehicle lets you know. From movement to noises, these are the things you should look for when it comes to your alignment.
- If you are steering straight and your vehicle is pulling to the right or left, it is a sign that your wheels are out of line. If all four wheels aren’t pointing in the same direction, they can’t roll in the same direction.
- Your steering wheel should be in the same position as your wheels. If you are steering straight, the emblem on the center should be straight up and down. If it isn’t, your wheels are out of line.
- Tires wear out over time, but they should wear out evenly. If you notice uneven tire wear it is time for an alignment.
- Do you hear a dragging noise coming from your tires? That is because they are being dragged in a different direction than you are steering. A wheel alignment can fix that.
How Often Should You Have Your Wheels Aligned?
Thanks to bumps, potholes, and general wear, your alignment does wear out over time. So how often should you have your vehicle realigned? For starters, anytime you notice the symptoms that your wheels are out of line, you should make an appointment. We also recommend that you have your tires aligned every one or two years and have your alignment inspected when you have your vehicle serviced.