Aligned wheels keep your car driving straight when you want it to, or turning if that’s what you want it to do. However, the term wheel alignment can be confusing. While it is commonly associated with the wheels of the vehicle correctly lining up or tracking, wheel alignment is also related to the vehicle’s suspension. Disruptions to the suspension can result in some components being so knocked out of kilter that the wheels no longer all face the same direction. Wheels can become misaligned in a matter of a second or over a period of time increasing strain on the braking system.
Your car may become out of alignment for any of these reasons
The signs of wheel misalignment are actually hard to miss.
Although these may seem like minor problems, if you put off correcting the alignment, the resulting expenses will quickly add up.
You’ll find yourself buying new tires more often. And the price tag on new tires is more than what you’ll pay for a wheel alignment service. Another thing you’ll be buying more of is gas. Driving around on misaligned wheels results in poor fuel economy. But worst of all, continuing to ride on misaligned tires increases your chances of having a dangerous blowout on the road.
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One way to nip wheel misalignment in the but is to let the factory-trained technicians at LaFontaine Volkswagen in Dearborn (Wayne County) check your wheel alignment at least yearly. And should you notice any of the symptoms outlined above, schedule a 4-wheel alignment service. We have state-of-the-art equipment in our facilities that will adjust your wheel’s alignment back to the manufacturer’s specifications, and then test the wheels to make sure your car is tracking in the straight-ahead position.