Every driver has not come to expect their steering wheel to correct back to center after it is released upon completing a turn. But there are those times when it does not happen quite like you would expect. Or maybe your vehicle pulls to the left or right when you are attempting to drive straight which means you are fighting your steering wheel when driving down a narrow road or trying to stay in your lane.
This could point to a problem with your wheel alignment. There are several reasons why your wheel could be out of alignment, normal wear and tear or more commonly, your wheels can get knocked out of alignment after dropping off a curb, or running over a deep pothole. When your wheels are out of alignment you will experience some drivability issues.
You might notice excessive vibrations when driving at higher speeds, fighting with your steering wheel when attempting to drive straight or uneven wear on your tires meaning you will need to replace them sooner than you might have expected.
This can often times be a quick fix and it is a good idea to have your alignment checked at least once a year as normal driving can cause your alignment to falter.
An issue that is often confused with wheel alignment is having unbalanced tires. This is because the road can be harsh and we ask a lot of our vehicles. When mass is lost from your wheels due to normal operation or wear and tear causes your wheels to become unbalanced, it means your wheels are not taking on an equal amount of supporting your car truck or SUV.
The reason the two issues are confused so easily is because most of the symptoms can be similar, excessive vibrations and uneven wear on your tire tread are just a few. Wheel maintenance is where the rubber literally meets the road so if you think your wheels may be misaligned or unbalanced, feel free to give us a call here at Heights Swedish Solutions and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have or schedule an appointment for a day time that works best for you!
Contact us today to request a wheel alignment appointment. You can count on our repair shop for an honest and reliable diagnosis of problems and quality repair.