Proper wheel alignment is integral to the performance of your tires and your car as a whole, as well as your safety while driving. Having the experienced professionals at Viking Automotive of Chantilly, VA perform a wheel alignment on your vehicle will help your vehicle drive more smoothly.
There is a financial and environmental incentive in proper wheel alignment – fuel economy. When tires are not properly aligned, they work against each other, causing greater friction and more resistance to the road. This added work for your vehicle translates to more fuel used.
This same problem sparks safety issues as well. When your tires are working against each other during bad road conditions, they up the risk of slipping of sliding.
Additionally, the strain from improper alignment causes problems within the brakes, the suspension, and the steering system. These delicate parts can be costly to repair.
How do you know when your wheels are out of alignment?
- When you’re driving straight but your steering wheel is at an angle
- The vehicle “pulls” to the left or right
- The steering wheel vibrates
- The tread on the tires is uneven
Optimally, you should have your wheel alignment checked by a professional every 6000 miles. You should also bring the vehicle in for alignment inspection any time you hit anything large with your wheels, such as curbs or potholes.
Take the strain off your car and your wallet by scheduling a wheel alignment inspection with one of Viking Auto’s experienced technicians today.