Rough roads can be your wheels’ biggest problem. If you’re frequently driving down roads that aren’t paved or well-maintained, then your steering and alignment could be suffering. Hitting curbs or driving over large potholes will cause much more damage than your spilled coffee.
Steering and Alignment Ensure Better Vehicle Performance
When your car comes off the assembly line from the manufacturer, it’s preset with specific wheel alignments and steering settings. These settings allow the vehicle to drive optimally and have the best longevity for the parts. However, as you begin to drive, these settings naturally begin to slip out of their position, causing the following issues.
- Increased and uneven tread wear on the tires
- Frequent tire replacements
- Poor vehicle handling
- Difficulty driving in a straight line
How to Know When You Need Steering and Alignment Services
If your vehicle is pulling to one side of the road or your steering wheel doesn’t seem centered, come in to have your steering and alignment corrected.
We recommend that you have them checked and adjusted regularly every 6,000 miles.
There isn’t a warning light for alignment or steering issues. Therefore, regular checkups are your best defense against the downstream problems and repair expenses caused by unresolved issues with these components.
Drive Smarter with City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL
Tire replacements are costly. Dealing with a flat tire is one of the last ways you’d like to spend your day. While tires can be an unexpected burden on your wallet, steering and alignment services are affordable and dependable.
Our team of auto repair professionals in Gainesville, FL has the tools to determine which settings work best for your vehicle. We have decades of experience to help you defend against costly repairs.