Important Questions About Wheel Alignment * (source: Hunter Engineering Company)
Q. How important is wheel alignment?
A. Think of it this way. Research indicates that the average car is driven about 12,000 miles per year. A car with toe alignment just 0.34 degrees (Just 0.17 inches) out of specification has dragged its tires sideways for more than 68 miles by the end of the year!
Q. What are the “symptoms” of a car that’s out of alignment?
A. Have your car checked if you notice:
- Excessive or uneven tire wear
- Steering wheel pulls to the left or right
- Feeling of looseness or wandering
- Steering wheel vibration or shimmy
- Steering wheel is not centered when car is moving straight ahead
Q. How often should I have my car aligned?
A. Follow the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation noted in your owner’s manual. But, as a general rule, have your vehicle’s tires checked every 10,000 miles or at least once a year.
Jeffrey’s Automotive employs two Hunter 811 Laser Wheel Alignment Systems on site ensuring you a precision alignment. Here’s an article from their website explaining “What Everyone Should Know About Wheel Alignment“.