Top 5 Benefits of Proper Wheel Alignment
Just like with any other important part of your vehicle, your car’s wheels are vital to ensuring a smooth ride and getting you from place to place. Issues with your wheels and tires will not only hinder you from achieving this feat but may also put your life in danger. In order to stay safe and keep your car in good working order, proper wheel alignment is essential.
What Is Wheel Alignment?
Wheel alignment is the process of adjusting the suspension system to keep the wheels straight and tires centered. While many people tend to forget about or even ignore this service, proper wheel alignment does come with serious perks. Keep reading to check out several benefits of proper wheel alignment.
1. Improved Fuel Efficiency
When your wheels are not properly aligned, your tires will drag. This forces your car’s engine to work harder to propel the car forward, negatively impacting your vehicle's fuel efficiency. To improve your fuel efficiency, ensure your wheels are properly aligned on a regular basis.
2. Improved Vehicle Safety
When your car’s wheels are properly aligned, your vehicle will not only handle better but will also experience fewer cases of unexpected car problems that may leave you stranded or, worse, result in potentially serious accidents.
3. Smoother Ride
Misaligned wheels tend to pull your vehicle to the right or left while you are driving. As a result, you will have a bumpy, jarring, or vibration-filled ride. You can remedy this by having your wheels properly aligned. Doing so will ensure a smoother ride and a better behind-the-wheel experience.
4. Reduced Auto Repairs
There are different types of terrain out there, some are rugged whereas others are smooth. When your tires are misaligned, a slight bump can cause serious issues. For instance, hitting a pothole can cause serious damage to your suspension system and tires if your wheels are improperly aligned. Spending money on wheel alignment services can save you from spending more money on extensive auto repairs.
5. Longer Lasting Tires
It's a no-brainer that your tires will wear down after some time and will need to be replaced. However, correctly aligning your tires can help extend their lifespan. When your wheels are correctly aligned, your tires will not have to work as hard, subjecting them to less wear and tear and extending their lifespan.
Keep Your Wheels Aligned with Custom Complete Automotive
At Custom Complete Automotive, we offer a wide range of wheel alignment services such as adjusting camber alignment, tire air pressure adjustment, adjusting toe-in alignment, resetting of chassis computer control systems, and more to keep you safe and on the road. To learn more about our wheel alignment services, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today!
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Eric Riddles is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician who has been working as an auto mechanic since 1998 and originally joined the team at Custom Complete Automotive in 2005. Eric has numerous certifications in various aspects of car repair and spent 10 years training the next generation of auto technicians at a local high school Auto Shop classroom.