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How Often Do I Need A Wheel Alignment?

If you're a vehicle owner, you may sometimes wonder how often you need a wheel alignment. You've probably been in for one once or twice, but the frequency of when they are needed may be more often than you thought. This blog post will talk about what an alignment is, how long is takes, and how often it is needed.

What is a wheel alignment? A wheel alignment consists of adjusting your vehicle's suspension components so that your wheels are set to the correct angles based on manufacturer specifications. This allows you to get the best handling, performance, and protects your tires from excessive wear. 

Is an alignment expensive? A wheel alignment is actually a more inexpensive service but cost will depend upon the make and model of your vehicle. 

How long will my alignment take? An alignment is quick service, typically only taking an hour at our shop. 

How often do I need an alignment? An alignment is typically recommended every 6,000 miles or so. However, hitting a curb, hitting road debris, or driving fast over speed bumps can push your wheels out of alignment, so you may need one sooner than recommended just based on an occurrence. 

What are the signs that I need a wheel alignment? 

  • Uneven tire wear - very low tread on the inside or the outside of your tire compared to the rest of your tire
  • Shaking or vibrating steering wheel
  • Steering wheel appears off center
  • Vehicle pulls or veers to one side

If you think you might be due for an alignment, bring your vehicle into the experts here at FloState Auto Diesel Repair for quick and friendly service! 

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