Wheel alignment refers to a particular adjustment of a vehicle’s wheels so they meet the specifications of the make and model, to ensure the utmost safety of the vehicle. Maintaining the proper wheel alignment of your vehicle is just one important aspect of regular automobile maintenance. It’s essential to get your vehicle inspected at the recommended times of year to become aware of, and resolve, any abnormalities in the alignment of your vehicle’s wheels. Our customers in Fort Bend County know that they can always count on the mechanics at First Tire & Automotive to make sure that their vehicle’s wheels are aligned properly.
How to tell if your vehicle’s wheels need aligning
There are a few telltale signs to knowing if your vehicle’s wheels need an alignment:
- Your vehicle pulling to the left or right while driving
- Uneven wear on your tires
- Your steering wheel is not center when you are driving straight
- A vibrating sensation in your steering wheel while driving
If you notice any of these warning signs, it’s important to bring your vehicle into First Tire & Automotive as soon as possible, so the wheels can be properly aligned and your vehicle can be restored to its highest level of safety.
The benefits of wheel alignment
Aside from the safety component, there are several other benefits that a good wheel alignment comes with:
- Maximizes the lifetime of your tires. Since wheel alignment involves making adjustments to the positioning of tires, it helps them wear at a normal rate and prevents pre-mature tire wear.
- Improved handling. Wheel alignment resolves any pulling to the left or right that you may experience while driving your vehicle. This makes for an easier driving experience for you.
- Improved gas mileage. The engine is not required to do any additional, unnecessary work when the wheels are aligned properly, maximizing gas mileage.
Keep your vehicle healthy and safe by bringing it in to a professional when you sense something wrong, and prevent issues with regular inspections. Contact First Tire & Automotive in Sugar Land, TX today to schedule an appointment!