If you are experiencing irregular tire wear, handling problems or a crooked steering wheel, an alignment check should be performed. Ignoring these signs can make your alignment problems more expensive to address down the road, can reduce the life of your tires, and can even cause driver assist systems to malfunction. Even without experiencing these problems, most vehicle manufacturers recommend checking your alignment every 10,000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first. The latest alignment inspection technology allows alignment to be checked automatically during every service visit.
Every inch a vehicle is out of alignment is equivalent to dragging the tire sideways at 100 feet per mile!
This creates dangerous driving conditions and places unnecessary wear on tires.
Statistics obtained from Tire Business
Proper wheel alignment also maximizes fuel economy. Vehicles with wheel alignment conditions can suffer a decrease in fuel efficiency by up to 7%.
A vehicle owner who drives 15,000 miles per year and gets an average of 25 miles per gallon at $3.50 per gallon, proper wheel alignment adds up to $150 annual fuel cost savings.
Statistics obtained from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The amount of tread on your tire has a direct impact on the stopping distance of your vehicle.
The example here shows the stopping distance of a sedan traveling on a wet surface at 60mph.
As vehicle manufacturers build more vehicles with on-board driver-assist systems, such as electronic stability control, parking assist, traction control and more, an increasing number of manufacturers now require a steering system reset during alignment service. It is important to have an alignment service. It is important to have an alignment system that can reset all alignment-related sensors during alignment service.
Benefits of Wheel Alignment