Alignment: It’s important…Here’s why

19 Feb Alignment: It’s important…Here’s why

It’s a strange feeling: you’re driving down the road and the vehicle seems to be pulling left and right, and the response time for any corrections you make with the steering wheel are eerily-slow. It’s likely if you ever do find yourself in this situation that the vehicle’s alignment needs to be adjusted. Alignment issues should never be ignored; a vehicle with improper alignment could be dangerous for both you and the other drivers, pedestrians. And in addition to making the vehicle safer to drive, and it’s ride smoother and more enjoyable, it will also prolong the life of the tires…and a new set of tires are expensive in comparison to the cost of a routine alignment. Proper alignment will also significantly improve fuel efficiency. When a vehicle’s wheels are put into proper alignment, the tires are meeting the road at an appropriate angle, wheels are pointed straight, and the tires are centered within the wheel wells.

Did you know there are different types of alignment? It’s true. There is Front-end alignment and Four-wheel alignment. Front-end alignment, as the name implies, is only performed on the front two wheels. That’s because the back wheels are connected by a solid axle, and a solid axle does not need to be realigned. 4-wheel alignment usually involves the adjustment of all four wheels. And you don’t need to know the type of alignment before you schedule service with your professional mechanic at Willard’s Garage. Your mechanic will determine the type of alignment needed and then make the appropriate adjustments to keep your vehicle on the road and working efficiently.

Even if you don’t feel the improperly aligned wheels beneath your vehicle, it’s still possible that your vehicle is due for an alignment service. If you have any questions, or if you need to schedule a service with your experienced mechanic at Willard’s Garage, then call today.

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