STAY CENTRED ON THE ROAD WITH WHEEL ALIGNMENT SERVICE IN LLOYDMINSTER
Wheel alignment is a regular part of auto maintenance that includes bringing the angles of your wheels back to the manufacturer's specifications. This reduces the wear on the tires' tread and ensures the car doesn’t pull to one side of the road and drives straight. If your wheels aren’t straight, it might affect other features in your car, such as anti-lock brakes, cruise control and traction control. If you think you need a wheel alignment, call or stop by All Out Auto Repair in Lloydminster for an assessment.
SIGNS YOUR VEHICLE NEEDS A WHEEL ALIGNMENT
If you’ve been driving in rough conditions – potholes, gravel roads, harsh winter conditions - your car may require a wheel alignment. Here are the top three signs that your car’s wheels are out of alignment:
The front end of your car wobbles when you hit a bump
Your steering wheel isn’t squared or centred when you’re driving in a straight line
When driving, it feels like your car pulls to one side or the other
If you notice any of these signs while driving, it’s time to bring your car in to inspect the wheel alignment. Call now to make an appointment at All Out Auto Repair in Lloydminster today!
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU GET YOUR WHEEL ALIGNMENT CHECKED?
Over time, driving on adverse conditions, such as potholes or rough gravel roads will take a toll on your vehicle. Regular inspections are important for driver and passenger safety as well as the durability and life of your tires. You should certainly get your car checked if you feel any of the signs previously mentioned. At All Out Auto Repair, we suggest every 6 months or 10,000 km and anytime you replace your tires.
HOW ARE YOUR VEHICLE’S WHEELS CHECKED?
Three main angles get measured and corrected during a professional wheel alignment: camber, caster and toe. If these aren’t properly aligned with manufacturers’ specifications, you might start to have other issues with your car. When you bring your car into All Out Auto Repair for a wheel alignment, we’ll use an alignment machine to ensure all three angles are adjusted and that your steering wheel is centred. As technology advances, these measurements have become more precise and easier to do.
But What if I Don’t Bring my Car in for a Wheel Alignment?
If you’re driving a vehicle with misaligned wheels, it will probably cost you more in the long run if you’re not careful. Here are the effects you may feel or have to deal with if you’re not taking care of your vehicle’s wheel alignment.
Steering will be harder and you might feel vibrations or the car may drift to the side if you don’t pay attention
Tires may wear unevenly, meaning you may have to replace them before it’s necessary
Undue stress on your suspension might result in having to pay for the costly repair of suspension parts or components
Tire drag can also lead to your car consuming more fuel
Contact Us Today!
Make sure you pay attention to any changes to your vehicle’s condition and bring it in for regular inspections and maintenance. You can also bring your vehicle to us for tune-ups , exhaust repair and more. Call or come by All Out Auto Repair in Lloydminster if you think you need a wheel alignment. We’ll get you back in your vehicle on the road with minimal downtime.