When your wheels have blemishes and imperfections in the rubber, it can cause one section of the tire to be heavier than the rest. This causes your wheels to be out of balance, and can make it feel as though your steering is misaligned. For this reason, we recommend checking the balance of your tires when you get your alignment checked. If your tires are off-balanced, then we can apply counterweights to the tire to make it evenly weighted.
When Do You Need an Alignment?
Manufacturers often recommend getting your alignment checked when you get an oil change. But you can also get it checked every 6 months, or 6000 miles, which is a good rule of thumb. This comes with the caveat that you should always take your vehicle in to have the alignment checked if you feel like it is off when you are driving it.
There are a few key ways that you can tell your car needs an alignment:
- Your steering veers to the left or right
- Your tears wear away unevenly
- Your tires squeal when you drive
- Your steering wheel needs to be crooked to drive straight
Stop by for an Alignment, Today!
If you are concerned about your vehicle’s steering and alignment, then don’t hesitate to stop by Master Muffler Layton and have one of our friendly technicians check it out. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. The technicians at Master Muffler can conduct repairs and maintenance on your vehicle quickly and efficiently, so that you can spend more time on the road! Check out our locations to see where the closest Master Muffler is to you.