Regular wheel alignments are an important part of conscientious car
maintenance. Unfortunately, many car owners fail to understand the
importance of good wheel alignment, and therefore don't have their
alignment checked often enough.
Here are five reasons why getting regular wheel alignments is good for your car, your bank account, and your peace of mind.
Better gas mileage. When your wheels are aligned properly, it cuts
down on rolling resistance, which means that you car doesn't have to
work as hard or burn as much fuel in order to move forward. This is
good news for everyone: Not only do you spend less money on gas, but you
also get the satisfaction of knowing your car is responsible for less
2: More mileage out of your tires. Even the slightest
problem with your alignment can have disastrous effects on your tires.
If your tires have too much or too little toe-in (the degree at which
they point in toward each other at the front, like a person who stands
pigeon-toed), a narrow strip on each tire will wear down very quickly,
causing you to have to get new tires sooner. By getting regular wheel
alignments, you ensure that your tires wear evenly, making them last as
long as possible.
3: Tire warranties still apply. The problem
with your tires wearing from poor wheel alignment is that it usually
voids your warranty on the tires. Most warranties only apply to the
quality of the goods. In other words, if the tires wear out too soon
because of something other than poor quality, then the manufacturer is
not responsible. Failing to get wheel alignments often enough is
considered to be negligence on the part of the car's owner, and usually
means that the warranty is voided.
4: Less wear and tear on other
parts. Having the wheels out of alignment can be stressful on the rest
of the car, too. It means that you continually need to put pressure on
the steering system in order to keep the car straight, and when you
brake you often feel the car pull even more sharply, indicating that the
brakes are needing to work harder on one side than the other.
Easier to drive. One of the biggest advantages of having your wheels
aligned properly is that your car is easier to drive. No annoying pull
to one side or the other. It's much easier and more pleasant to drive a
car that has had regular wheel alignments.
Prices start as low as $139.95
Some restrictions may apply. Please consult with your service adviser for details.