As you drive along the roads in Greenville, you’ll inevitably encounter an imperfection on the road – a bump, pothole, crack, or uneven surface that can jar your vehicle for a brief moment. Most of the time, once the moment has passed, drivers will simply keep driving down the roads.
But enough of these small encounters (or one big one) can be enough to pull your vehicle’s tires out of alignment.
Why does this matter?
An alignment is designed to make sure each of the four tires hits the roads at precisely the same angle, in precisely the same position, as you drive down the road. Working together with the suspension and steering, this helps you to remain in full control of your vehicle, execute careful turns, and avoid bumpy and uncomfortable rides.
It also helps maximize the life of your tires. When your car’s wheels are out of alignment, the tires will wear down unevenly, leaving you at higher risk for a road side puncture or flat tire and meaning you’ll need to replace your tires much sooner.
How do you know if you need an alignment?
The first sign may be undetectable to the average driver. If you’ve hit a large pothole or if it’s been more than 12 months since your last check, bring your vehicle to Meister Import Motors for an alignment check.
If your vehicle is pulling to one side or you have difficulty driving in a straight line, that’s a sign that your alignment is off. Any difficulty steering should be taken very seriously, as it could leave you with less control over your vehicle when it matters most. Vibrating in the steering wheel, drifting, and uneven tire wear can be signs of an issue with the alignment.
What can you do?
Bring your vehicle into Meister Import Motors for an alignment inspection. Our ASE-Certified technicians will quickly test the alignment of your tires and determine the precise position of your wheels and tires. If your vehicle does need an alignment, our technicians can take care of it in the same visit to get you back safely on the roads!
Catching alignment issues early can help you stay safe, maximize the life of your tires, and save money! To learn more or schedule your alignment inspection, call us at 920.757.5543.