Alignment is a broad topic that covers many components. If your tires aren’t pointing in the right direction, your wheels do not have proper alignment, which could compromise the longevity of your tires, including all the steering components that control them.
A wheel alignment adjusts your vehicle’s suspension and improves drivability to prevent your car from dragging in one direction or steering wheel vibrating abnormally on the road. It allows the tire and wheel assemblies to run straight, keeping your tires last longer. Meridian Automotive Complete Auto Care in Meridian, Idaho, provides all your alignment needs!
Cars Eventually Lose Wheel Alignment
Potholes, hitting the curb, bumping into concrete parking stalls, and fair wear and tear—as vehicles age, rubber components crack or lose their elasticity, and ball and socket joints loosen. They begin to give a little more with each passing day, gradually becoming slightly worse, using tenths and hundredths of degrees or inches to measure alignment angles. You’ll get uneven tire wear if your wheels are not properly aligned.
Tires Wear Down Faster
A misaligned car’s tires will wear more quickly than those with good threads due to stress caused by uneven traction on the road. Your car will almost certainly not manage as well as it could. Fortunately, all of this bad news is easily avoidable by having your wheels corrected when necessary.
Our Eyes Can’t Tell the Misalignment
Wheel misalignment is the most common reason for premature tire wear. Even if you can’t see it, your eyes will tell all of its symptoms when they occur – which means that monitoring wheel alignment should be an essential part of maintaining good driving habits and long-lasting tires!
Frequency of Wheel Alignment
You drive through potholes, down bumpy roads, or worse, push your wheels off the curb while turning. All of these factors can affect your tires, throwing their alignment off. Every year or if you notice unusual wear and tear, a crooked steering wheel, or steering system drift, have your four-wheel alignment service.
Wheel Alignment Specifications
The manufacturer determines the recommended alignment settings for each brand and model. Every vehicle’s alignment specifications are pre-loaded into an automated alignment machine. At Meridian Automotive, we offer alignment services for almost any vehicle!
Automobiles are more sophisticated and precise than they have ever been. The position of the rear wheels must be considered when aligning the vehicle. Some vehicles are equipped with rear steering, while others have stability or dynamic stability regulations. Every automaker is different, and each system requires its own set of adjustments.
Visit Meridian Automotive for wheel balancing (also known as tire balancing) and wheel alignment services. We are your tire and service experts in Idaho! Take advantage of our cutting-edge Hunter Hawkeye Elite Wheel Alignment System, providing a thorough alignment check and careful inspection of your tire condition, air pressure, steering, and suspension. Our modern facility is at 505 N. Main Street, Meridian, ID 83642, for your convenience. Don’t entrust your tire alignment to just anyone; entrust it to the tire and service advisors at Meridian Automotive. Call us at 208-888-3797 or book an appointment online today.