You want your vehicle to be as efficient as possible…to move down the road without trying to pull to one side, or to have your steering wheel sitting perfectly at the “twelve o’clock” position when travelling straight down the road. This is what is possible when your vehicle’s wheels and tires are aligned correctly.
It’s especially important today, as lower profile tires will transfer energy from potholes, dips and bumps (or other hazards) in the road directly into your suspension and steering systems. Usually these components will handle bumps and dips easily, but eventually we find one that causes the vehicle to pull or vibrate, indicating an inspection is warranted. Most often, it’s a loss of the calibrated adjustment of your wheel alignment that is the cause.
Poor wheel balance can also lead to the destruction of other parts, such as wheel bearings, shocks or struts, and other suspension or steering components. Older vehicles only require a “front-end” alignment, but almost all vehicles today need a “four-wheel” alignment to have the vehicle operate most efficiently and to minimize tire wear. Call us for an appointment at (708) 371-2976, or stop in and see us at 13430 S Cicero Ave Bldg. B at the first sign of pulling or poor tire wear.