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What are the Benefits of a Wheel Alignment?

After a long winter of banging into potholes, your vehicle needs a little bit of TLC (and maybe some maintenance).

Many owners overlook the benefits of a wheel alignment. This isn’t a service you require every time you visit your mechanic, but there are reasons why it makes sense. Here is what you need to know:

1. Better handling. Did you know that poor alignment can make it more difficult to handle or steer your vehicle, thus increasing the chance of an accident? Your safety always comes first, so make sure your wheels are properly aligned at all times.

2. Make your tires last. A wheel alignment will help your tires last as long as possible. If you never have your wheels aligned, don’t be surprised if your tires wear out prematurely.

Tip: if you notice that your tires are not wearing evenly, it may be time for a wheel alignment.

3. Gas mileage. Often times overlooked is the fact that a wheel alignment can improve gas mileage. Even if your alignment is off by a tiny bit, it can take a toll on your gas mileage, costing you more at the pump.

These are just a few of the many benefits associated with a wheel alignment. If you can’t remember the last time you had this service completed, it may be time to contact us. We can help you better understand the benefits, as well as why now may be the best time for this service.