Has your vehicle started to pull to the left or right side while you are driving? Notice it is harder to turn your vehicle? Ride getting a bit more bumpy and jumpy? It sounds like it may be time for your vehicle to be aligned! Vehicle alignment is a very important part of maintenance and should be performed regularly to keep you safe and your vehicle in the best shape possible. At RKB Auto Body in Tarpon Springs, Florida, we often see vehicles out of alignment and want to discuss the importance of vehicle alignment. If you have any questions or would like to schedule your appointment, simply reach out and let us know. We’re always happy to help those in need.
About Vehicle Alignment
Although it is often referred to as a “wheel alignment” it actually has more to do with the suspension system of your vehicle. The wheels of your vehicle are mounted to the suspension system, giving them the ability to move up and down, absorbing impact as you drive, giving you a smoother overall ride. As time goes by, the suspension system can become unaligned, leading to issues with pulling and a less pleasant ride.
Causes of Bad Alignment
There are actually quite a few things that can cause your vehicle to become unaligned. One of the most common causes is heavy impact while driving, causing the components to shift out of proper placement. Hitting potholes, knocking into curbs and even minor accidents can all cause your vehicle to come out of alignment. Normal wear-and-tear of the vehicle is also a common cause of your vehicle needing an alignment, getting regular maintenance can help with the need of replacing suspension system parts. Lastly, modifying the height of your vehicle without modifying the suspension system of your vehicle can lead to issues with you alignment.
Impact of Bad Car Alignment
When your vehicle alignment is off, your vehicle can suffer in various ways, including the handling of your vehicle. The ability to turn properly will be inhibited. It will also struggle to drive straight, often veering to the left or right of the road. Eventually, this can also impact your tires, causing them to become unevenly worn. This can ultimately lead to your tires needing to be changed more frequently along with an increased chance of blowouts.
Schedule Tarpon Springs Car Alignment Today
Think it may be time to schedule your car alignment in Tarpon Springs, Florida? Give us a call today!