You can help save your tires, by checking the wheel alignment.
Bad roads can be your tires’ worst enemy. That can be anything from poorly maintained roads, driving over pot holes, or even hitting a curb. Any one of these can have affect on your wheel alignment, which can affect your tires. A wheel alignment inspection should be a part of your vehicle's regular scheduled maintenance. You can help save your tires too! Here are some simple ways to check your wheel alignment in between your scheduled maintenance:
Check your tires for uneven wear
Take a coin and insert it in the tread at the inside, center, and outside of each tire, check for the following...
- The tread is deeper in the center than the edges - consistently under-inflated.
- The tread is deeper on the edges than in the center - consistently over-inflated.
- The tread is deeper on one side than the other - a wheel alignment is probably necessary.
Check your steering
- Steering corrections needed while driving on a straight level road.
- Off center of the steering wheel while driving straight.
- Pulling or drifting away from a straight line when you release the steering wheel.
Proper alignment, balancing, inflation and care will not only improve your car’s handling, but will also extend the life of your tires. And on top of all that, save you from spending hundreds of dollars on tire replacement and suspension repairs. At Hillside Auto Repair, we have ASE Certified Technicians who will perform a professional inspection of the system, using the latest computerized technology for state-of-the-art accuracy with our Hunter HawkEye Alignment System. We then provide you with a complete analysis of the current conditions and repair cost estimate. We are a full-service steering and suspension repair facility.
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