The Importance of Proper Wheel Alignment

Wheel maintenance is an important part of the standard care of your vehicle. Proper wheel alignment and the way your tires drive on the road is important to your safety and keeps your vehicle running smoothly. The problem is that it doesn’t take much to knock a vehicle out of alignment. With potholes, curb checks and regular wear and tear, vehicle owners can wreak havoc on their car’s suspension system. After a while, your tires will feel issues that have been overlooked for too long.

Here are 3 main reasons you should maintain proper wheel alignment as a driver in your vehicle.

Increase the Life of your Tires

When your vehicle is out of alignment, your tires wear unevenly. By keeping up with your cars alignment services your tires last longer, drive farther, and saves you money by not having to get them replaced before its time.

Better Fuel Efficiency

Gas isn’t cheap. Car owners are always looking for ways to get better gas mileage and save a few bucks at the pump. Proper wheel alignment minimizes rolling resistance. What this means is that your car doesn’t have to burn as much fuel to move forward. Therefore, properly aligned wheels can save you money on gas.

Increased Vehicle Safety

Your vehicle’s suspension system is directly tied to its wheel alignment. If your tires aren’t properly aligned, the steering and suspension system takes a hit every time you go over a pothole, drive over a bump in the road, or worse, hit a curb. As a result, the parts involved in driving your car that steer you the way you want to go will wear out prematurely. This can have an effect on the overall system of the car making it unsafe to drive.

Expensive repairs can be avoided when maintenance is performed on schedule. Accountable Auto Care in Broomfield CO can make sure your wheels are properly aligned each time you bring it in for routine maintenance.

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10 Responses to The Importance of Proper Wheel Alignment

  1. Scott April 11, 2017 at 11:49 am #

    I had no idea that the vehicle’s suspension system is directly tied to the wheel alignment. I can see why it would be so important to ensure that the alignment is straight. To test it, you could go drive on a flat road and see if you drift to the left or right. However, I have heard that some cars are designed to naturally drift to one side just in case you fall asleep at the wheel.

  2. Steve Lester July 8, 2017 at 7:06 am #

    Wheel alignment is always a essential follow up work process that helps the vehicle to run and last long. Regular wheel alignment can make your tire more durable and also enable to hit the road without any trouble. When your vehicle is out of alignment, your tire condition will be uneven and there will be signs of premature wheel replacement. By doing proper wheel alignment you can avoid the situation like, you don’t need to do the wheel alignment before its time. Properly aligned wheel can saves your money on gas. If your tires are not in properly aligned, then the steering and suspension system will suffer the most and, it can have a big impact on the overall vehicle system. This blog is very helpful and glad to know the importance of proper wheel alignment. Hope every vehicle owner will agree with the above tips and do the wheel alignment accordingly.

  3. Roger Middleton September 6, 2017 at 10:06 pm #

    I liked that you had mentioned that it could be important to have your tires aligned because this can increase the alignment by minimizing the rolling resistance. My family and I have been looking for easier ways to increase our fuel efficiency and I had no idea that aligning your tires could help with this. I might have to start looking for a professional that can handle the alignment correctly to make sure that I can get better fuel efficiency.

  4. Kayla October 3, 2017 at 3:14 pm #

    Wow, thanks for this article. I didn’t know that wheel alignment is important. My wheels aren’t in a good shape. I am now looking up some professionals to help me out.

    • Mark Gurnsey November 7, 2017 at 2:19 pm #

      Thank you Kayla! We love that you are getting so much form our blogs! We apologize for not responding sooner but we had limited access to the backend of our website for a bit. Thank you for reading and we look forward to hearing more of your comments!

  5. Allen Stillinger November 28, 2017 at 6:18 pm #

    I like how you said that properly aligning the wheels of my car, I can actually extend their life by preventing wearing. Doing this will save me money by not having to replace them a for a long time. Thanks for sharing that. I was planning to bring my car to the mechanic for a regular maintenance, now I think it might also be helpful if I get the wheels aligned too. I’ll do that.

  6. Oscar O'Malley December 1, 2017 at 12:56 pm #

    I never really thought about the fact that wheel alignment minimizes rolling resistance, which improves fuel efficiency. I was just asking myself this morning when the last time I took my car in to be serviced was. I’ll be sure to set up an appointment and ask to get my wheels aligned. I want to make sure my car is in tip-top shape!

  7. Bram September 6, 2018 at 7:28 pm #

    I wouldn’t want my wheels to wear out prematurely, as you mentioned! That could mean a lot of money down the road! Do you have any more tips to remember to get the alignment checked more often?

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