The Importance of Proper Wheel Alignment

Many car owners are unaware of the ongoing automobile maintenance required to keep their vehicles always operating at peak levels season after season. Maintenance services are many with proper wheel alignment being only one. With that said, the team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin wants to take some time to educate our clients on the very importance of this vehicle maintenance task.

What Is a Wheel Alignment?

It is important that vehicle owners ensure that their vehicle wheels are properly aligned in order to improve both the lifespan of the tires as well as their overall performance. Vehicle wheels often times, especially after hitting potholes and all sorts of bumps in the roads, become misaligned. Keeping this in mind, it is ever so important to maintain the proper alignment of your wheels to ensure optimal performance.

A wheel alignment refers to the angle of your vehicle’s wheels in conjunction with one another and with the structural body of your car. To perform a necessary alignment, the vehicle’s suspension must be adjusted. Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin we use only state of the art technology to determine how much of an adjustment is needed and to ensure the adjustment is performed accordingly.

Warning Signs That Your Wheels Are Misaligned

The angle of your vehicle’s wheels will, over time, become skewed and cause a number of changes to your overall driving experience. Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin we want to share some of those warning signs with you.

· When driving straight forward, your steering wheel is actually off center causing the vehicle to drift in one direction or the other.

· You notice uneven tread wear on your tires. Your tires should be able at all times to meet the road surface below precisely. If the treads are unevenly worn on your tires, then the perfect angles needed to ensure the even tire wear are missing. You certainly don’t want to buy tires more often than necessary, so a proper wheel alignment is essential.

· Your vehicle continuously pulls to the left or right. When your wheels are parallel with one another while perpendicular with the surface below your car will handle properly. However, when your wheels are misaligned, your vehicle is unable to perform and handle the way it should and may tend to pull left or right.

· Lack of fuel efficiency. You may find yourself paying a whole lot more at the pump if you have misaligned wheels on your vehicle. So, taking time out to properly align your wheels will certainly help your wallet in the long run.

If you notice any of these warning signs, be sure to give a shout out to one of our highly skilled and experienced team members to discuss your concerns and schedule your wheel alignment at our trusted facility.

Bottom Line

Ensuring proper wheel alignment of your vehicle helps to avoid any unnecessary wear on your vehicle’s steering, suspension, tires or brakes. With proper alignment you will enjoy optimized performance as well as stability and tire life. The team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin is steadfast in their commitment to meet the individual needs of all our valued clients. We take pride in our high-quality automotive services, our competitive yet affordable prices, and our willingness to always go the extra mile. For all your automotive needs in Franklin and the surrounding towns, be sure to look to the pros here at Auto Clinic of Franklin where our clients are always our number one priority. The Christmas season will soon be upon us, so we want to send along wishes from our little family to yours for a very happy and safe holiday season ahead!

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