Is Your Alignment Causing Issues?
If you’ve had new tires put on your vehicle recently, then that should have included an alignment. From there, opinions vary on the frequency that you should have it checked. It’s generally considered a good idea to include alignment in with your thorough annual maintenance check. Often people just accept misalignment by overcompensating at the steering wheel to keep the car straight.
Your vehicle’s alignment affects many other aspects of its operation. For example, if you’re trying to stop on wet pavement, a car that’s correctly aligned will perform much better than one that’s pulling to one side or the other. Another factor of misaligned tires is fuel economy. You can expect to visit the pumps more often because your car is working harder than it needs to in order to get down the road. The most obvious reason to keep the wheels in alignment is tire wear.
If you want to get the most out of your tires and vehicle performance, it’s recommended to have it serviced when you notice the steering wheel pulling or shimmying. Bring it to our service professionals at Sam Leman Ford and let us take a look at it.