Spring is here! Your vehicle has taken a beating between potholes and rough icy roads, and there is a very good chance you will need an alignment. What better time to get a Full Wheel Alignment, Tire Balance and Tire Rotation for $149.95 + tax (Reg. $214.95)!
Save extra if you bundle this with our in house Tire Storage Program!
Signs you may need a Wheel Alignment
There are a few ways to tell if your vehicle needs a tire alignment. If you’ve noticed one or more of these signs, you should have our licensed service technicians look at it immediately.
- Unusual tread wear
- Pulling to the left or right
- Steering wheel is off center when driving straight
Improper tire alignment can cause your tires to wear unevenly and prematurely. Common irregular tire tread wear conditions from improper alignment include the following:
Heel/Toe Tire Wear:
This is when one side of the tread blocks is wearing faster than the other side. When you run your hand over the tread blocks, they will feel like saw teeth. Heel/toe wear typically occurs in a shoulder rib and is often caused by excessive positive or negative toe.
Feather Edge Tire Wear:
Tires are “feathered” when the tread ribs are worn lower/smoother on one side and higher/sharper on the other. This is often caused by a combination of improper alignment settings, such as excessive toe and caster.
One-sided Shoulder Tire Wear:
This type of irregular tread wear means the inside or outside shoulder rib of the tread is significantly more worn than the other ribs. Also known as camber wear, excessive positive or negative camber often causes this type of wear.
It is important to keep your tires properly maintained by checking your tire pressure monthly. If you’re experiencing any unusual wear patterns, you should have a technician check your alignment.