Lowell's Auto Repair Keeps You on the Road
Your car’s alignment refers to the position of your wheels in relation to the vehicle and the road. Proper alignment ensures that your car drives smoothly and straight, without any pulling to one side or the other. Over time, factors such as driving over potholes or hitting curbs can cause your car’s alignment to become off, which can result in uneven tire wear, decreased fuel efficiency, and poor handling.
When your car’s alignment is off, it can cause your tires to wear unevenly, with some areas of the tire wearing down faster than others. This can result in a rough ride, decreased handling, and the need to replace your tires more frequently. In addition, poor alignment can cause your car to pull to one side or the other, which can be dangerous when driving at high speeds or on wet or icy roads.
To prevent these issues, it’s important to have your car’s alignment checked and serviced regularly, typically every 12,000 miles or so. During an alignment service, a technician will use special equipment to check the position of your wheels and make any necessary adjustments to ensure they are properly aligned. By maintaining proper alignment, you can help extend the life of your tires, improve handling and fuel efficiency, and ensure the safety of you and your passengers on the road.