If one of your tires has an imperfection or problem in the rubber, then it can throw the balance off on your vehicle, which makes it seem like the steering is misaligned, due to the fact that one section of the tire will be heavier than the rest. For this reason, we offer wheel balancing services, where we use a computer to identify which wheel needs to be balanced and then use weights to counterbalance the heavy spots in the tire.
When Do You Need an Alignment?
Manufacturers often recommend getting your alignment checked when you get an oil change. But you can also get it checked every 6 months, or 6000 miles, which is a good rule of thumb. This comes with the caveat that you should always take your vehicle in to have the alignment checked if you feel like it is off when you are driving it.
Here are some ways to tell if your vehicle needs an alignment:
- Your steering pulls left or right.
- The tires of your vehicle wear down unevenly.
- Your tires squeal when driving.
- Your steering wheel is crooked when you drive straight.
Come in for an Alignment, Today!
If you are in the downtown area, and are concerned about the alignment of your vehicle, then feel free to stop into Master Muffler SLC for a quick checkup to ensure that your vehicle is safe and efficient to drive. Our friendly staff of technicians can help you get your vehicle back on the road!