Does it sometimes feel as if Jesus is taking your wheel and leading you a path less traveled? If so, your wheels probably need to be realigned. Alignments should be done at least every two years to ensure you’re driving safely on the road by keeping you from drifting out of lanes and into someone else. If you don’t know if your car needs an alignment, then you should check for these signs.
Signs to lookout for
You should always check on your tires. The first sign you’ll notice is worn out treads. They will usually be more worn out on one side than the other. This is a sign of drifting that you’re not noticing while the car is moving.
If you do notice drifting while you drive, take your car to the shop as soon as you can. You will know your car is unaligned when your steering wheel wants to turn in one direction instead of continuing straight.
These problems often pop up when you drive over rough terrain. Anything that can stress your suspension such as, dirt roads, speed bumps, and potholes can throw your alignment off. That is why it is always important to get your alignment checked before and after long trips.
Now, it’s next to impossible to avoid this issue. Falling out of alignment is a result of driving. So, unless you never drive your car, your wheels will need to be serviced. When you drive, the springs in your suspension will stretch and wear down. Then, when you hit something like a pothole your car will be knocked off-kilter and make your wheels sit at an angle.
So, what does an alignment service do? The process is not simple but it’s worth it because the alignment will restore your wheels to their correct position. The mechanic will bring your car’s suspension into its correct position with the help of an alignment machine.
At Weldons, we can ensure that your car is serviced and maintained because we pride ourselves on a job well done. If you want to see the results for yourself, ask for a before and after photo of your suspension. You can see just how much of a difference it really makes. If you would like to make an appointment, call (580) 332-3603 today.