What is a Wheel Alignment?
Despite the name of the service, wheel alignment doesn’t actually focus on your vehicle’s wheels. Instead, it focuses on three components within its suspension system — the toe, camber, and heel. These components are responsible for maintaining a proper angle when the wheels contact the road. If any of these components are misaligned, drivers won’t be able to reach the peak performance of their vehicle as the wheels will be working against each other.
When you need a wheel alignment, make sure you visit Miller’s Automotive Service in Gastonia, North Carolina. Our ASE Certified technicians and professionally trained service experts have the tools and service techniques to properly realign your wheels! Whether there’s a slight pull or violent vibration, our team will handle any misalignment problem your vehicle may have!
Do You Need Realignment?
When it comes to proper alignment, the best way to maintain it is to understand the signs of misalignment. By understanding the signs, you can take care of any misalignment problems before they get worse. Want to know what the Miller’s Automotive team looks for? Here are three signs that it may be time for a wheel alignment service.
Uneven Tire Wear
Typically, the front two and back two tires should have matching tire wear. If they don’t match, that is a typical sign of misalignment. Make sure you visit our shop and have our technicians check your tire tread as this is another way of identifying misalignment!
If your vehicle is drifting towards one side or you’re fighting the steering wheel while you drive, then you may be dealing with misalignment. To safely test this, go to an empty parking lot and while the vehicle is in motion, release the steering wheel. If you see your car is drifting to one side, instead of straight, that means it is pulling!
Before deciding if its misalignment, check your tire’s PSI level. This is a classic cause of sharp pulling and your vehicle’s alignment may actually be fine!
Steering wheel vibrations can be a sign of misalignment. At higher speeds, this can become dangerous as you could lose control of your vehicle! When misalignment is the issue, the vibrations are caused due to the tires working against each other and pulling in opposite directions. Let our technicians take a look, as vibrations can not only come from misalignment but an unbalanced tire as well!
Schedule an Appointment With Us!
In order for your vehicle to perform at its best, it needs a proper wheel alignment. For your next realignment service, make sure you visit Miller’s Automotive Service in Gastonia, NC! Our ASE Certified technicians and professionally trained service experts have the skill and technical know-how to take care of all of your realignment needs! Give us a call at 704-865-8827 and schedule an appointment with us today! If you’re in the area, stop by our shop — 511 East 2nd Avenue — and see how our service experts can help you! We happily accept walk-ins!*
*Wait times will vary based on schedule