Regular vehicle maintenance includes tire or wheel alignment. Driving with improperly aligned tires can cause your tires to wear unevenly, reducing their lifespan. Tires should be aligned every 5,000-6,000 miles to maximize their performance and your overall safety on the road. Cannon Automotive Service+ offers alignment services as part of basic vehicle maintenance to help you get the most miles out of your tires.
Tire alignment, also called wheel alignment, refers to an adjustment of a vehicle’s suspension — what connects your vehicle to its wheels. Alignment does not mean an adjustment of the tires or wheels themselves, but rather an adjustment of the angles of the tires and how they make contact with the road.
Proper alignment is key to a smooth driving experience and improved handling. When tires are misaligned, your vehicle might pull to one direction or you might feel a vibration in your steering wheel. Get your vehicle checked by a licensed technician like the team at Cannon Automotive Safety + in La Porte for a safe and smooth ride.
There are a few “symptoms” that might mean your tires are out of alignment. If you notice any of these, have your alignment checked by a licensed service technician right away.
Even when you don’t notice or feel an issue with your vehicle, alignment is important when
When a technician looks at your tire alignment, he or she will check three things:
In addition to these angles, a wheel alignment check includes an inspection of the vehicle’s suspension and steering systems, as well as noting each tire’s pressure and condition.
With properly aligned tires, your car handles better for increased drive safety.