Do I Need a Wheel Alignment?

Do I Need a Wheel Alignment?

With the increasing amount of expansion, and thus construction, from Cary Morrisville, Apex and Holly Springs area it seems there is a rising number of customers needing wheel alignments and rotations more often due to the irregular road surfaces. The amazing thing about your alignment is that it can be out of whack and you may not even notice.

Our team often ends up notifying clients during a basic maintenance, like a tire rotation (every 5-7K miles) for example, that there are potential alignment issues.

Cary Car Care’s ASE Certified Technicians tend to see issues with wheel alignment based on a variety of factors including:

  • Recent Tire Replacement or Rotation
  • Recent Replacement of Any Steering Components
  • Regular Travel Over New Road Construction
  • Contact With a Curb or Pothole, even at low speed

**NOTE: We also very regularly hear our clients complain about vibration and believing it is an alignment issue. Oftentimes this is more of an issue with tire balance. Our technicians will be able to diagnose this for you.**

After any of these factors listed above you may begin to feel your vehicle pulling to one side of the road or the other, or even see your vehicle slightly veering to one direction with the wheel held straight. Not only can this be very frustrating, it can also very dangerous.

Here at Cary Car Care we implement the latest methods to restore your vehicle’s alignment. This may mean setting it back to factory specifications or it could be setting it to fit your unique driving style. Our ultimate goal is to make sure you get the longest tire life possible.

A few added benefits of a perfectly aligned steering system reach far beyond not having to wrestle your steering wheel while driving. Some of the fringe benefits of a perfectly aligned steering system will actually put money back in your pocket over the long run!

Here is a short list of how a proper alignment will save you money ‘down the road’:

  • Increase in gas mileage and fuel efficiency.
  • Significant longevity in tires that would otherwise wear unevenly, leading to needing new tires much sooner than normal.

Written by Kelsey Lambdin

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