This Winter Be Sure You Maintain Proper Wheel Alignment

As vehicle owners, we all must be diligent in our efforts to maintain not only the functionality of our vehicles but the safety as well. When it comes to the overall performance of your car or truck, there is one component that plays a very important role. That one component is proper wheel alignment. Proper alignment of your tires allows the wheels of your car to come in contact with the roadway at the proper angle. This allows the wheels to work alongside one another and not against one another.


To maintain proper wheel alignment, it is important to have your vehicle routinely serviced by the pros here at Auto Clinic of Franklin. In addition to routine maintenance by our auto mechanics, it is also important for vehicle owners to ensure their vehicles remain properly aligned in between their regularly scheduled automotive appointments. With that said, the team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin wants to share with all our valued clients some important maintenance tips that will help to ensure your wheels are properly aligned all the time.

  • Ensure proper tire PSI – In addition to taking care of the overall health and quality of your vehicle tires, it is important that you have proper tire PSI as well. This will greatly help to ensure proper alignment for your vehicle. When a tire is under or over inflated, it can contribute to improper wheel alignment. With that said, be sure you routinely check the tire PSI to help ensure your vehicle is properly aligned.
  • Keep an eye on the roadways – We all know how important it is to pay attention to the road when we are driving. However, often times when we do not pay close enough attention, we are apt to not see debris or potholes in the road. When this happens and we drive over them, we can cause serious damage to our vehicle’s alignment and cause even more damage if we drive over them at high rates of speed. With that said, it is important to try to avoid these road obstacles. However, if you are unable to avoid them for safety reasons, then slow down your speed and drive over them at the slowest speed possible.
  • Minimize the load in your vehicle – Take time to look at what you have stored in your trunk, and before you set out on your next drive, remove some of the heavier items you have in there. When you add weight to your vehicle you can easily interfere with the chassis height and cause the back end of your car to sink downward. This could eventually hurt your wheel alignment. If you have noticed that your vehicle is already sinking in the back end, then remove heavy items and bring the vehicle on down to our trusted automotive facility here at Auto Clinic of Franklin for our quality realignment services.


Though the above tips for proper wheel alignment are quite practical and simple, often times they can be overlooked. These tips we have shared will certainly help to ensure that your car or truck does not fall prey to misalignment. Be sure to take steps to ensure the safety of your vehicle and passengers when driving in the winter season and all year round.

The skilled automotive techs here at Auto Clinic of Franklin are steadfast in our commitment to provide our clients with only the best all round automotive parts and services this side of Franklin. With winter right around the corner, why not take time out to schedule your service appointment to ensure that you have proper wheel alignment. Be sure to schedule your routine oil change as well and any other automotive services you may have. We look forward to serving you and send along wishes from our family to yours for a very safe and happy holiday season!

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