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How Poor Wheel Alignment Can Compromise the Safety of You and Your Passengers

Last updated 6 years ago

Maintaining proper wheel alignment is not only important for extending the life of your vehicle, but it is also a very important safety issue. Automotive experts estimate that many vehicles on the road today have bad alignment. If you think you might have improper wheel alignment, then keep reading to find out more:

 Poor Wheel Alignment Damages Your Tires

When you have improper wheel alignment, your tires will wear unevenly. Aside from the expense of having to replace your tires more frequently, uneven tire wear will also lessen the traction that your vehicle has in snowy, rainy, or icy weather. Worn tires also increase the likelihood that your tires will blow out. Uneven tire wear is a good indication that you need to visit an automotive repair shop immediately.

 Improper Alignment Affects Handling

Usually, when your wheel alignment is off-kilter, you will notice the car heading left or right, especially when you take your hands off of the wheel. This is a safety hazard. Even if you have your hands on the wheel at all times, this could greatly affect the handling of your vehicle. Sometimes, however, your wheels can be out of alignment even when you don’t notice abnormal handling. Look for other signs, like a vibrating steering wheel or difficultly staying centered on the road.

 Wheel Misalignment Compromises Braking Force

Whenever you slam on the brakes and hope that your vehicle stops immediately, you are going to be glad that you went in for a wheel alignment. When your suspension is off-balance, your car will not be able to stop as effectively.

If you need a quick and inexpensive wheel alignment, come to DeKalb Tire. All of our wheel alignment is done using state-of-the-art equipment. Call us at (404) 252-9895 for more information or to set up an appointment with our service center.


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