The steering and suspension systems in your vehicle are what give you the control you want when you are behind the wheel. And just like any other system in your car, they need to be cared for in order to prevent failure and damage down the road. One way to keep your steering and suspension going strong is by keeping your wheels in line with an alignment at Harris Garage.
What is a Wheel Alignment?
At any given time, there are multiple components and systems in your vehicle that need to interact perfectly in order to function properly. When it comes to your tires, you always want absolute precision. Tires are in constant contact with the road and that means they are in a constant state of wear and tear. When your wheel are aligned, it allows for even wear and tear.
Proper alignment doesn’t just affect your tires. If your vehicle is out of alignment, it compromises your control in terms of steering. Vehicles that are out of line pull to the left or right, making it harder to steer straight.
When you come to Harris Garage for a wheel alignment, our technicians will carefully and meticulously calibrate and adjust your alignment so you can be back in control.
How Often Should You Get an Alignment?
It is typically recommended that you have you vehicle aligned every year or every 12,000 miles. But there are times when you need to get an alignment between regular appointments. This includes when you replace your tires or if you notice any of the following signs that your car is out of alignment.
- Trouble Steering – Whether you are driving straight or turning, you want the steering process to be easy and precise. If your steering is resisting or your car is pulling to the left or right, your car is out of line.
- Excessive Tire Wear – Your tire’s treads keep you in safe contact with the road, but they wear out over time. If you notice that your tires are wearing faster than they should or unevenly, it is time for an appointment.
- Vibrating Steering Wheel – Your vehicle should always give you a smooth ride and that includes your steering wheel. If your steering wheel is vibrating, it is a sign of trouble.
If you think your vehicle is overdue for an alignment or you are having suspension issues, call the experts at Harris Garage to schedule an appointment.