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Why Are Wheel Alignments Necessary?

Car Getting Wheel Alignment

A proper wheel alignment is among one of the essential services when it comes to vehicle safety. All of your wheels need to be angled and aligned with each other for your vehicle to drive in the right direction. When you operate a vehicle with poor alignment, your tires will also wear down prematurely and unevenly. Consequently, you may have a harder time steering and controlling your car. If you ever face an alignment issue, you should fix it as soon as possible.

Benefits of Wheel Alignment

Having regular wheel alignments will keep your tires even and in excellent condition, which will save you money on tires in the long run. You'll also attain improved fuel efficiency and performance and protect your vehicle's suspension components from damage.

How Do My Wheels Get Out of Alignment?

You may be wondering how your wheels get misaligned, to begin with. Misalignment can be brought about by a multitude of things, including: 

  • Driving into potholes
  • Speeding over speed bumps
  • Hitting curbs or road debris
  • Minor vehicle accidents
  • Poor quality shocks and struts or other suspension parts
  • Mods such as lifts

Symptoms that May Indicate You Need a Wheel Alignment

If your wheels are misaligned, you may encounter one or more of the following warning signs: 

  • Vehicle pulling in one direction when attempting to drive straight
  • Vehicle shakiness or vibrations 
  • Bumpy ride
  • Uneven or excessive tire wear
  • Uncentered steering wheel

As soon as you notice any of the signs mentioned above, we welcome you to bring your vehicle to B & L Automotive for the highest quality wheel alignment. Our technicians have the necessary skills and expertise to ensure your safety when performing a wheel alignment—our shop also has state-of-the-art tools and equipment to guarantee you a safe ride. Please give us a call or visit our shop in Newport News, VA, today!