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Have you ever had one of those shopping carts at the grocery store with the messed-up wheel? It wobbles like crazy, shakes and pulls to one side, and if you’re not careful, it will crash into something and it’s clean up in aisle 3.
Wheel alignment is a lot like that. One or more of your wheels can get out of alignment causing it to shake and pull to one side of the road. This will cause your tires to wear unevenly. This premature tire wear can be the most expensive part of a bad alignment, because you can chew through a tire in a matter of months and will leave you vulnerable to a dangerous blow-out.
Have you gone off-roading recently, slammed into a pothole, or grazed a curb? These are the main reasons for your car to be knocked out of alignment. Everyday driving takes a toll too, so overtime it may need to be adjusted.
One of our professionally trained technicians will inspect your tires for uneven wear and your suspension system for excess wear or damage. He will then, test your alignment to see if it is within factory specifications. If it is not, he’ll make the necessary adjustments to get the wheels all pointed in the same direction again.
If your vehicle is out of alignment, you have some warning signs to look for: Does your steering wheel shake? Does your vehicle pull to one side of road? Have you noticed uneven tire wear? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you probably need an alignment on your vehicle. Ok, so maybe you haven’t noticed any of these warning signs, stop by Hilltop Tire today and get a Free Alignment check to get piece of mind. It is recommended to have your alignment checked annually and always when you get new tires. You don’t want to ruin a set of brand-new tires with bad alignment.
It is a good idea to keep your vehicle in good alignment. It improves gas mileage and helps your tires last longer so why not?!