Winter can make driving rough. Snow, ice, potholes, and bumps can be especially tough on a car. Your vehicle’s wheel alignment and suspension will gradually move out of position as the miles pass. Both should get a professional inspection when spring returns.
The benefits include maximizing the service lives of your tires, improved handling and braking, and better fuel economy. When wheels are misaligned or the suspension is faulty, a car’s performance will be significantly reduced.
Better independent auto service facilities are equipped with a special wheel alignment machine that is designed to provide inspections in a matter of minutes. A standard evaluation will cover both a vehicle’s wheel alignment and the condition of the tires. Make an appointment when winter ends to address the issues caused by winter.
Signs of Misalignment
Every car owner should be aware of the signs of misaligned wheels. Detecting problems early helps prevent serious complications and damage that can be very expensive to fix. Below are clues that can indicate improper wheel alignment.
• Squealing tires while driving normally
• Steering wheel vibrates
• Steering wheel turns left or right while driving straight
• Uneven tire tread wear
• Vehicle pulls to one side
A car’s suspension plays a very important role in its driving performance. A properly maintained system results in consistent handling, even brake wear, less roll and sway, and decreases the effects of driving on rough roads. Below are signs that may indicate your suspension needs to be serviced.
• Frequent Bouncing
• Lower riding height
• Nose dives when stopping
• Rougher driving
• Significant tipping when turning
• Trouble steering
For Great Service
Chesapeake Import has provided reputable and trusted automotive services to Annapolis and the surrounding areas since 1991.
We have a modern, well-equipped facility utilizing the latest technology. Our large, clean, and comfortable customer waiting area offers free Wi-Fi.
Call us for an appointment today at (410) 267-8411. Our courteous and professional staff will be very happy to see you.