Wheel Alignment in Red Oak – How important Is It?

 In Auto Repair

Tire Damage

Did you know that most damage to your tires can be prevented with proper wheel alignment services? It’s true. Castrol Express Car Service unfortunately sees extensive damage to tires that could have been prevented in many cases and we don’t want this to happen to you! The key is to understand how important wheel alignment is and why you should have it done on a regular basis. An ounce of prevention goes a long way!

What Exactly Do We Do During Wheel Alignment?

Your car will be raised up on a rack so that the underside can be inspected, suspension systems checked and steering system inspected for safety. Everything is measured against manufacturer and factory recommendations, which may vary depending on the type of car you drive. If needed, adjustments are made to ensure that all four tires are in perfect alignment with one another. This will take away the “thumping or rocking” that can sometimes be felt when driving a car whose tires are not aligned.

How Do You Know if You Need Wheel Alignment?

The most common thing to look for is your car pulling hard to one side or the other while you’re driving. It can be very slight or even so bad that it seems difficult to steer it. If you don’t feel you can stay centered or in a straight line, this is a good sign that wheel alignment is needed.

Another tip to remember is if you have been in an accident of any kind on the roads of Red Oak, whether big or small, you should have the alignment checked. Check the tread and wear of your tires from time to time and see if all four tires are wearing evenly. If you don’t know what to look for, any of us at Castrol Car Express Service can help you!

The Bottom Line

Wheel alignment can save you a lot of money. Even if you’re not sure how often to get your tires inspected for alignment, it’s better to do it more frequently rather than be hit with the unexpected cost of new tires. We can help you know how often is best for your car.

Want to know even more tips about wheel alignment? Don’t miss our next article where we will give you all the basics you need to know!

Castrol Express Car Service
240 E. Ovilla Rd
Red Oak, Tx 75154

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