If one of your tires has an imperfection or problem in the rubber, then it can throw the balance off on your vehicle, which makes it seem like the steering is misaligned, due to the fact that one section of the tire will be heavier than the rest. For this reason, we offer wheel balancing services, where we use a computer to identify which wheel needs to be balanced and then use weights to counterbalance the heavy spots in the tire.
When Do You Need an Alignment?
To be safe, get your alignment checked whenever you get an oil change (which is what many manufacturers recommend). On the other hand, a general rule of thumb is to get your alignment checked every 6 months or every 6000 miles. However, if you think your steering is misaligned, then you should take it into a shop, right away.
Here are some ways that you can tell if your vehicle’s wheels are misaligned:
- Your steering pulls you to the left or the right.
- The rubber on your tires is wearing down unevenly or noticeably quicker than its recommended lifespan.
- Your tires squeal when you are driving.
- Your steering wheel is misaligned, but your vehicle is still driving straightforward.
Stop by for an Alignment, Today!
If you are concerned about your vehicle’s steering and alignment, then don’t hesitate to stop in and have one of our friendly technicians check it out. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. The technicians at Master Muffler can conduct repairs and maintenance on your vehicle quickly and efficiently, so that you can spend more time on the road! Check out our locations to see where the closest Master Muffler is to you.