How Do I Know When I Need a Wheel Alignment?

When Plainfield auto owners’ wheels are properly aligned they all point in the same direction. When they are out of alignment, most Illinois drivers notice a couple of things. First the Car or SUV pulls to one side when driving. It could be slight or pretty severe. If your wheels have been out of alignment for a while, you’ll also start to see uneven tire wear – the shoulder on either the outside or inside of the tire is worn down more than the other. Simple-Answers-Alignment_s

 A whole bunch of steering and suspension components are joined together. Everyday driving can cause your vehicle’s wheels to go out of alignment over time just from the joints loosening up. That’s why most car makers recommend an alignment check every couple of years. Depending on where you live in Illinois or the conditions you drive in (off-road driving, harsh Plainfield winter conditions, poor pavement, etc.) – an alignment inspection every year at Douglas Automotive Repair, Inc. may be called for.

Suspension and steering components wear over time as well which can lead to dangerous and expensive alignment issues. Of course, a big bump like hitting a curb or pothole can knock a wheel out of alignment or damage an essential steering or suspension part.

Douglas Automotive Repair, Inc. can check your tires for uneven wear. The type of wear provides clues for what might be wrong. Undercar parts are inspected for wear and damage, and any adjustments or repairs can be made to bring your wheels back into alignment.

Putting off an alignment inspection can get costly for Plainfield motorists because of tire wear: a bad alignment can chew through a tire pretty quickly. If you see uneven tire wear, if your steering wheel is off center, or your Car or SUV pulls to one side call us about getting an alignment check.

Give us a call today.

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