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Wheel Alignment 101: What You Need to Know

Last updated 4 years ago

With routine maintenance and care, your car’s tires and wheels will provide you with many miles of terrific performance. One of the most important components of any tire care routine is the wheel alignment procedure. During a wheel alignment, the technician will make sure that your tires and wheels are operating at their maximum potential. If you are wondering whether it’s time to schedule a tire care appointment for your car, here is an overview of how a wheel alignment procedure works.

Signs Your Car Needs a Wheel Alignment

When your car’s wheels are in need of realignment, you may notice a number of warning signs and symptoms. In a properly aligned car, the wheels will all travel in the same direction. Misaligned tires will travel in slightly different directions, causing the car to shudder or drift to one side. Improper alignment can compromise the quality of your driving experience and reduce the performance of your vehicle.

What Happens During an Alignment Procedure

During a wheel alignment procedure, a technician will evaluate the condition and calibration of your suspension system. Making specific adjustments, the technician will ensure that each wheel is traveling on the same alignment or angle. After the procedure, your wheels will travel smoothly.

Benefits of Wheel Alignment

Proper wheel alignment offers a number of significant benefits to the driver. When your wheels are properly aligned, your tires will experience less wear. In addition, you may also notice that your car offers improved handling, economy, and performance. 

If your car is in need of a wheel alignment, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment at Dekalb Tire. Our experienced technicians will provide your vehicle with a complete range of top quality tire and wheel services. To schedule an appointment in the Smyrna area today, visit us on the Web today or call us at (404) 334-9531.


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