When building a new vehicle, a manufacturer will create a specification for what the wheel alignment on that model needs to be. This specification is put in place to make sure that when you are driving straight the vehicle does not veer off to one side or the other. One thing about the wheel alignment being set during creation is that each model of each manufacturer’s car has a different specification for what the wheel alignment should look like. This can create issues for those who do not have the tools, technology, or knowledge of how to re-align a vehicle after its alignment has been thrown off.
The alignment on your vehicle is an important part of keeping you safe on the road. It is good to know what can potentially throw your vehicle out of alignment to avoid the hassle altogether. There are many things that can throw off the alignment of your vehicle. Some of them include: general wear and tear, pot holes, hitting the curb, bumping into concrete parking stalls, car accidents, and more.
One of the main impacts of not having your tires aligned correctly is that your vehicle is actually not as safe to drive. If your alignment gets thrown off enough, it can majorly impact your vehicle’s steering. One of the secondary impacts of your tires not being properly aligned is that the uneven alignment can cause your tires to wear on one side of the tire more than the other. This can cause you to have to buy a new set of tires quite a bit sooner than you would have to normally.
If it’s time to get your tires realigned, check out our service center at Pat Lobb's Toyota of Longview in Longview, TX for professional service with a smile! You can even save some cash with our service specials! We are conveniently located at 1400 W LOOP 281 for everyone in the Longview, Tyler, Kilgore, Marshall, and Carthage areas, and if you have any questions, give us a call at (903) 225-3787!