When It's Time to Align Your Vehicle's Wheels

How do you know when it's time for a wheel alignment? Our team at Maple Hill Volvo Cars gets this question all of the time. For starters, check your owner's manual. Your vehicle manufacturer has specifications to help schedule wheel alignments at the most opportune times. There are also some signs that indicate when it's time to get a wheel alignment.

A Vehicle That Veers Unintentionally

Misaligned wheels can cause your vehicle to drift unintentionally. If your car goes left or right even when your steering wheel is positioned for a straight trajectory, it's time for a wheel alignment. On the other hand, if you turn your steering wheel left or right, but your vehicle keeps going straight, it's wheel alignment time. Tire wear at uneven intervals and a vibrating front end are other telltale signs.

What is a Wheel Alignment?

Wheel alignment is an adjustment in wheel angles according to manufacturer's specifications. Wheels aligned to these angles, camber, caster and toe, ensure efficiency, safety and superior handling on the road, tire longevity and overall vehicle fitness.

To confirm your vehicle's wheel alignment, please come down to our Kalamazoo dealership today for quick, hassle-free, professional service from our factory-trained team.

 

 

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