Proper wheel alignment is very important when it comes to how well you are able to handle your vehicle. The correct alignment allows your vehicle to travel straight and not veer off to one side while on the road. How often you need a wheel alignment actually depends upon a number of factors.
The make and model of your vehicle and your driving habits can affect how often your vehicle needs a wheel alignment. The typical time frame is around every 2 years or so, or around every 20,000 miles. However, there are certain situations that can force your wheels out of alignment quicker.
Wheels can be forced out of alignment by a few different occurrences, including driving fast over speed bumps, potholes, hitting curbs, car collisions, and more. If you suspect that you need a wheel alignment, we suggest getting your vehicle into our shop at your earliest convenience.
The sooner you get your wheel alignment taken care of, the better off you'll be. This is because driving with bad alignment can actually lead to other component damage. It can significantly wear down your tires and cost you a new set sooner than you planned. Plus, bad alignment makes it more difficult to drive straight, and therefore can put your safety at risk.
Signs that your wheels are out of alignment include:
- Squealing tires
- Uneven or rapid tire wear
- Vehicle pulls to one side
- Vibrating while driving
If you notice any of the symptoms listed above, or it’s been awhile since your last wheel alignment, don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle into our shop here at New Concept Auto Service for fast and friendly service.