What Causes Bad Wheel Alignment?

Your vehicle's tires operate at maximum potential with proper wheel alignment. However, regular driving makes your car's tires misaligned over time. Several factors can cause misalignment aside from wear and tear. Luckily, getting routine wheel alignments extends the life of your tires, reduces the price of suspension repairs, and improves your gas mileage. At G&M Automotive in Hesperia, California, we offer wheel alignments at our state-of-the-art service center for all car makes and models. Find out the three reasons why your vehicle has bad wheel alignment and its symptoms.

Three reasons for bad wheel alignment

Several factors can cause wheel misalignment. Sudden impacts and accidents (even small ones such as driving fast over speed bumps or potholes and bumping into a curb) lead to poor alignment. Secondly, worn shocks or struts in your vehicle's suspension system can cause misalignment. Lastly, vehicle modifications (such as lifting) may cause misalignment. Your vehicle's suspension is manufactured to work within a specified height.

Take care of your wheel alignment

If your vehicle has poor alignment, your tires wear out faster and you'll face potentially dangerous driving hazards. Common symptoms of wheel misalignment include a bumpy ride, uneven tire tread, your vehicle pulling to either side, the steering wheel shaking, and having difficulties steering. Inspect your tire pressure and ensure it is inflated to the recommended PSI by your vehicle manufacturer.

Schedule regular wheel alignment

If your vehicle exhibits any of the above symptoms, not getting a wheel alignment can result in costly repairs in the future, as well as lead to accidents. Your vehicle should drive smoothly in a straight line. Don't hesitate to call your local auto repair shop to get a wheel alignment when it's necessary. Guarantee that your car, truck, SUV, or van is always pointed in the right direction at G&M Automotive in Hesperia, California.

Our ASE-certified team utilizes precise measuring technology to conduct wheel alignment services accurately. We work to satisfy all manufacturer standards to ensure the proper specifications. We offer early pick-up and late drop-off, warranty coverage, and a courtesy shuttle service. Schedule an appointment by calling 760-244-3500 to get a wheel alignment and routine maintenance auto repair services today.

Written by G&M Automotive