When to Get a Car Alignment
It’s strongly recommended that you get a wheel alignment when you have new tires installed. This will ensure that your new tires wear evenly, according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. It will also guarantee that any uneven tread wear is likely to have been caused by manufacturer’s defects rather than a failure to maintain your vehicle.
Moreover, we generally recommend getting an auto-alignment at least once a year. It’s an important part of your annual car maintenance checks and tune-ups. Not only does it prevent uneven wear on your tires, thereby extending their lifespan, it also gives your wheel components a chance to be re-greased. This will prevent seized bolts and shims, as well as corrosion.
If you are concerned about the condition of your tires, call us now for an assessment!
Signs that You Need Auto Wheel Alignment
The exceptions to the one-year rule are people who drive in harsh conditions. This includes road conditions such as:
- Excessive potholes
- Rough terrain
- Mountainous conditions
- Off-road conditions
In these cases, it’s necessary to be vigilant for the following signs that you need a wheel alignment:
- If your vehicle veers to one side or the other while driving
- Your tires are showing uneven tread wear
- You hear a soft vibrating noise while driving
- You recently drove over a curb or hit a pothole
When you bring your vehicle to RedLine TireShop, we will perform an in-depth assessment regarding your alignment. This includes both a visual inspection of the tire treads and a precision measurement on the lift.
Perfect Wheel Alignment with State-Of-The-Art Technology
Although your mechanic will diagnose a misaligned car by uneven tread wear, precision repairs can only be achieved with specialized automotive measurement technology. During our assessment, we will draw up a record of your current alignment measurements. This data will tell us exactly how to adjust the caster and camber to achieve perfect alignment.
Our experienced mechanics are specially trained to identify even the slightest misalignment. With patience, care, and precision instruments, they will realign your wheels and get you ready for another year of smooth driving.