When your wheels have blemishes and imperfections in the rubber, it can cause one section of the tire to be heavier than the rest. This causes your wheels to be out of balance and can make it feel as though your steering is misaligned. For this reason, we recommend checking the balance of your tires when you get your alignment checked. If your tires are off-balanced, then we can apply counterweights to the tire to make it evenly weighted.
When Do You Need an Alignment?
To be safe, get your alignment checked whenever you get an oil change (which is what many manufacturers recommend). On the other hand, a general rule of thumb is to get your alignment checked every 6 months or every 6000 miles. However, if you think your steering is misaligned, then you should take it into a shop, right away.
Here are some ways that you can tell if your vehicle’s wheels are misaligned:
- 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.
Stop by for an Alignment, Today!
If you find yourself in need of alignment services in Orem, then don’t hesitate to stop by at the local Master Muffler, where our team of friendly technicians will address all of your vehicle’s repair and maintenance concerns to help you get back on the road safely. Give us a call, today!