Is your vehicle alignment causing you to experience steering-wheel drift when you drive? If so, what you are really experiencing is vehicle misalignment. Read on to learn about what causes this and how to prevent it from happening to you.
Tires that are out of alignment are not pointing in the correct direction. The driver can feel some of the indicators that signal misalignment such as the vehicle pulling to one side or unnatural wheel vibration. You can also tell by letting go of a straight wheel and watching the car drift to the right or to the left.
Vehicle alignment isn’t something to brush aside when you are making your auto-care checklist. Vehicle alignment influences your steering, car suspension, tires, and how safe you and others are on the road. It doesn’t take much to throw off your alignment, and it doesn’t make much to fix it. However, it means alot for how your vehicle works and how it works for you and others.
Yes, how you drive really can affect your vehicle alignment. How? Consider the following list. Have you experienced any of these things while behind the wheel?
While proper vehicle alignment is definitely safer for the driver, passengers and others you share the road with, there are other things to consider as well. Were you aware that your vehicle alignment can also affect your car’s fuel economy? When wheels are in their correct position, they produce less rolling resistance/drag.
Properly aligned wheels also help prevent damage to your car’s components and preserve the overall life of your tires–which is cash in your pocket.
A visit to Scotts Fort Collins Auto can help answer the specific questions you may have about your vehicle or your vehicle’s alignment. Staying safe on the road requires that you understand some of the basics about your car and car steering to keep you safe. Call Scotts Fort Collins Auto today at (970) 682-4202 for a tune-up and a discussion on the status of your vehicle!