Drivers need to be concerned about wheel alignments for two primary
reasons: safety and money. When your wheels
are out of alignment, they can pull to one side, maybe pretty hard. A moment of
inattention could put you into on-coming traffic on a busy street. A bad alignment will chew up your tires very
We had one guy in our Tampa auto service center who said his wheels were a little out of alignment before a family vacation, but he didn’t think it was that bad. So he didn’t take care of it before he left. A couple of long days of highway driving and his front tires were worn down to the cords.
All four wheels are supposed to be lined up and point in the same direction. Sometimes one or more goes out of alignment and is pulling against the rest of the team. In addition to excessive tire wear, this also hurts fuel economy.
Part of the alignment service at Auto Pro is an inspection of the steering and suspension components. Whatever caused the wheels to be knocked out of alignment in the first place may have also damaged important parts. So we want to be sure to replace broken or bent parts as needed. The process corrects alignment of each wheel along three axes (toe, camber and caster) as well as front to rear alignment.
Your vehicle is pulling to one side, your steering wheel isn’t centered, you feel a vibration at speed or you see unusual tire wear. Talk with Auto Pro’s Service Advisor.