If your vehicle has driven over a curb recently and you notice it’s pulling to the left or right, it probably needs a wheel alignment. This service is designed to bring the vehicle’s suspension back to factory specifications. If you live in Winslow, wheel alignment service is fast and easy when you take your car to the experts at the Winslow Ford Service Center.
We’ll answer some common questions about wheel alignment.
What is wheel alignment?
During a wheel alignment, the service technicians don’t actually work on your car’s wheels. Instead, they adjust the angles of the suspension to ensure it’s set at the correct angles. They use the latest technology to measure the suspension and steering components and realign them according to the manufacturer’s specifications. This will allow your car’s tires to wear evenly, and you should see improved fuel economy.
At the Winslow Ford Service Center, we offer the best and most thorough wheel alignment service in Winslow. When you bring your vehicle for wheel alignment, we’ll inspect and adjust the suspension system, the front and rear steering, the condition of the tires, and the tire air pressure. We’ll check the three elements used for measuring the proper wheel orientation: toe, camber and caster.
Why does my car need a wheel alignment?
Your vehicle’s suspension system is set to an exact set of angles. Several things can cause the suspension to go out of alignment, including driving over a curb, running over a pothole, or driving over an uneven road surface. Your vehicle should generally get a wheel alignment every two to three years. Still, it’s a good idea to follow the manufacturer’s recommended interval outlined in your owner’s manual.
What are the signs that my car needs a wheel alignment? If your wheels are out of alignment, you’re likely to notice one of the following problems:
The car pulls to the left or right when you’re driving straight
Vibrations while driving
The steering wheel isn’t centered when you’re driving straight
Uneven tire wear
Call the Winslow Ford Service Center and schedule a wheel alignment if you notice any of these symptoms. A car that doesn’t drive straight is dangerous. Uneven tire wear can damage the tires, increasing the likelihood of a severe problem such as a blowout. If you suspect your vehicle needs a wheel alignment, don’t delay — take it to the experts at Winslow Ford right away.
How long does a wheel alignment take?
Wheel alignments usually take about an hour. You can usually wait in our service lounge while our service technicians are working on your car. Of course, the amount of time the job will take depends on how busy we are when you bring your vehicle in for service.
Trust the professionals at the Winslow Ford Service Center for your maintenance and repair needs. When you need new tires, our tire center has the right tires for your car at competitive prices.
Visit us at 840 Mike’s Pike St, Winslow. Check our website for our service hours and directions. We hope to see you soon!