A wheel alignment helps ensure your car steers as smooth and balanced as the day you got it. In fact, in addition to providing optimum steering, maintaining your car alignment also helps increase your car's fuel efficiency and keeps your tires from being worn unevenly, which helps save time and money on new tires and repairs.
There are various issues that can cause your wheels to become misaligned, including hitting a curb or pot hole or just plain old wear and tear. That being said, when your alignment is affected, it can throw your front alignment out of whack, which can make it harder to maintain control over your car and even present certain dangers.
When your car's wheels are unbalanced, it can cause your car to shake or wobble, and in time, cause steering and suspension issues, which can interfere with your ability to drive the car effectively, regain steering control after turning, and make it more challenging to make emergency moves. In fact, if your car's front end dips lower than usual, dives when braking, or your tires require more air than usual, it may be a sign that your car needs precision alignment to get it back on track.
During a precision alignment, certified technicians will conduct a thorough inspection of your car's steering and suspension parts, in addition to performing a detailed computer analysis to generate measurements and other alignment specifications for your specific car, which will be used to get your car's alignment back to factory standards.
Once your steering has been restored, and your car is driving like new, keep it that way with regular alignment checks. A lot can happen over the course of your driving, so it is strongly recommended that you have your alignment checked during each oil change, or about every 6,000 miles, to help maintain and minimize your wheel alignment cost.