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Does Your Steering Wheel Wobble Too Much When You Drive?

Many of the people that visit our alignment shop wonder why tire alignment is necessary, so, we at Buenrostro Tires & Auto Repair wrote this post to explain why?

Car alignment is not something that most people think of when it comes to car maintenance. However, a vehicle that is just an inch out of alignment is the same as dragging a tire sideways at 100 feet per mile. That will easily affect your fuel efficiency and result in other costly problems. The road with regards to tire misalignment is one slippery one, sometimes literally! So if your tires are misaligned, the results in uneven wear and tear, which often results in trouble stopping safely in wet or icy conditions.

How To Know When Your Vehicle is Out of Alignment?

Hitting the likes of potholes, curbs, or other such obstructions in the road will lead to alignment issues. However, there are other indicators of alignment issues on your car:

  • The steering wheel is off-center and tilts when driving straight.
  • The steering wheel requires correction when driving straight as it pulls to the left or right.
  • You feel pulsing or shaking on the steering wheel or your seat, feeling what the road conditions are like.
  • One or more tires has uneven wear.

What Does an Alignment Facility Do?

Alignment is the proper configuration of a vehicle’s suspension, wheels, and tires with each other and the road surface and conditions. The objective is to make sure a car’s wheels are square, and the axles move in the same direction.

Professional mechanics will use alignment machines that will clamp onto your car’s wheels and connect to a computer, this will give them the precise measurements and adjustments to perform the alignment.

If you would like to make an appointment with our alignment shop, please do not hesitate to call us today at (562) 338-6451, we are situated in the Bellflower, CA area.

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