Alignment Service at Premier Chevrolet of Carlsbad
It is always a good idea to make sure your tires are in proper alignment. Alignment simply means that the wheels on your vehicle are all lined up with each other and are facing perfectly straight down the road. If your wheels are not properly aligned, it can cause a range of issues from affecting your MPG to how smoothly your car rides down the road. Are you in or near the Carlsbad, Escondido, or Encinitas areas? Then drop by Premier Chevrolet of Carlsbad and let us get your vehicle back on the road with your wheels perfectly aligned as they should be.
The first thing you should do is check your owner’s manual and find out what the manufacturer suggests when it comes to how often you should have your wheels realigned. Due to the fact that alignment problems aren't always visible, routine examinations are crucial. If you notice that your vehicle is beginning to pull to one side or the other when it should be going straight, strange wear patterns on your tires or your steering wheel is off-center, there is a good chance that it is time to have your vehicle realigned.
When is the Best Time to Get Your Tires Realigned?
Most manufacturers will suggest that you get your alignment serviced between once or twice a year or if you begin to notice issues while driving. The best way to get the most life out of your tires is with regular inspections by a professional. It is a good idea to have your vehicle’s alignment checked after any kind of wreck because the impact of a crash can easily throw off your alignment. Your tires can lose alignment over a long period of time, so it is smart to just keep an eye on how your vehicle handles as you drive. Some other good times to get your alignment checked are as follows:
• When you get new tires put on your vehicle.
• If you get parts of your suspension system fixed or replaced.
• It has been over a year since your last alignment.
• If you get into a wreck or hit an object.
• You begin to notice the tires are wearing in certain patterns.
Things to Think About Before Getting Service
Misalignment cannot be detected by simply visually inspecting the angles of the wheels. Just because your tires appear to be correctly aligned, they actually may not be just because the measurements and equipment used to check it are so precise. If your suspension itself is damaged it is a good idea to replace whatever parts are not working correctly because if there is an issue with the suspension it is almost impossible to keep your tires properly aligned. Make sure you get a printout from your service tech of whatever diagnostics you have run on your vehicle and save it in your files, this information could be very useful when you go to sell or trade in your vehicle.
Do you think you are having issues with your alignment and would like to get it checked out? You can always stop by our service department for a visit, or you can schedule an appointment online to assure there is no wait when you arrive.