Sometimes you pull into the shop for a simple oil change or routine work and one of the suggested services is an alignment.

Maybe your vehicle is driving fine and you haven’t noticed any problems. It’s easy to think you don’t really need an alignment—especially since you can’t really tell if you need on by just looking. What’s the point of getting your tires aligned anyway?

In truth, keeping your vehicle aligned is extremely important. An alignment ensures that your tires meet the road centered, straight, and at the proper angle.

These are just some of the reasons an alignment is a good idea:

1

Best Gas Mileage

When your wheels aren’t working together the way they should, it puts more stress on the engine. When the engine has to work harder, it eats up more gas and reduces fuel efficiency. Aligned tires require less work from your engine and give you the best gas mileage possible.

2

Smooth Ride

When your tires aren’t aligned, you’ll frequently feel pulling and struggle with an uncentered drive. Aligned tires prevent jerky driving and constant wheel corrections.

3

Increased Tire Life

We’ve all been there. Standing at the service counter being told we need to replace tires that are only a year old. The reason? Uneven wear. You’ll avoid this frustration and increase your tire lifespan with regular alignment services. Plus, most tire companies will not honor warranties on their tires without regular alignments.

4

Improve Vehicle Safety

Regularly maintaining your vehicle keeps it running at its best. When your vehicle is well-maintained, you are less likely to run into issues that cause accidents. Uneven tire wear can cause one of your tires to pop and potentially cause an accident. Similarly, unbalanced driving and constant correcting of the wheel, can also lead to problems.

But how do you know if you really need your tires aligned?

We recommend you get your tires aligned in the following circumstances:

You just got new tires installed.
If you want to get the longest life out of your new tires, make sure you get them aligned initially and regularly.

You have lifted, lowered, or changed the suspension of your vehicle.
Anytime you change the height or suspension of your vehicle, you should have the alignment checked. The process of changing out parts can impact your wheel alignment and wheel angles.

You’ve been in any sort of accident–even a fender bender.
Accidents can cause all sorts of problems. One common result of an accident is a compromised alignment. Ensure your alignment is all set after any accident

The steering wheel is pulling or your drive doesn’t feel centered.
If something feels off about the way your vehicle drives, having the alignment checked is a good place to start. Frequently, if your drive feels off center, you have the alignment to blame. A bad alignment will cause uneven wear on your tires and an uneven ride.

You should get an alignment annually.
If it’s been a year or more since your vehicle has been aligned, it’s time. An alignment should be considered part of your regular maintenance routine.

If it sounds like it’s time for a visit, come visit us and get your alignment done by expert technicians with the best equipment.

At LINE-X of Savannah, we know how important the newest technology is to give you best results possible.

We utilize top-of-the line machines to help us get your alignment perfect. In addition to other machines we own for balancing and tire changes, we are proud to use HUNTER’S HAWKEYE ELITE ALIGNMENT SYSTEM. LINE -X of Savannah provides one of the best alignment systems with the HawkEye Elite wheel alignment system. 

This top-of-the-line product produces accurate alignment results on almost any make or model. All alignment checks are completed by expert mechanics who use the best technology to ensure your vehicle is safe. We’ll get your vehicle aligned and on the road in no time!

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