How do I know when I need a wheel alignment?
Posted on May 02,15 by qualitycareautocenter
When wheels are properly aligned they all point in the same direction. When they are out of alignment, you can notice a couple of things. First the vehicle pulls to one side when driving. It could be slight or pretty severe. If your wheels have been out of alignment for a while, you’ll also start to see uneven tire wear – the shoulder on either the outside or inside of the tire is worn down more than the other.
A whole bunch of steering and suspension components are joined together. Everyday driving can cause the wheels to go out of alignment over time just from the joints loosening up. That’s why most recommend an alignment check every couple of years. Depending on where you live in Florida or the conditions you drive in (off-road driving, poor pavement, etc.) – an alignment inspection every year at Quality Care Automotive may be called for.
Suspension and steering components wear over time as well which can lead to and alignment issues. Of course, a big bump like hitting a curb or pothole can knock a wheel out of alignment or damage a steering or suspension part.
Your friendly and knowledgeable Quality Care Automotive will your tires for uneven wear. The type of wear provides clues for what might be wrong. Under car parts are inspected for wear and damage. The alignment machine will provide a reading of how each wheel is aligned. The reading is compared with the alignment settings recommended by the , and then the makes the necessary adjustments and repairs to bring your wheels back into alignment.
A bad alignment can chew through a tire pretty quickly. If you see uneven tire wear, if your steering wheel is off center, or your vehicle pulls to one side ask your friendly and knowledgeable Quality Care Automotive about getting an alignment check.
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Quality Care Automotive
1915 Collier Parkway
Lutz, Florida 33549
(813) 909 4030
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