It doesn’t take much to knock your car out of proper alignment, just a drive through a large pothole or a bump against a curb. All of the regular bumps and bangs your car experiences through daily driving will slowly but surely affect the alignment of your tires.
Wheel alignment is necessary for your vehicle to handle well while driving. It’s an important part of your vehicle's maintenance, consisting of adjusting the relative angle of the tires to ensure they are set to the manufacturer's optimal specification. Without proper wheel alignment, you risk tire damage and safety hazards while driving.
Allan’s Alignment & Frame Service offers wheel alignment in Winnipeg so that you can steer your vehicle with ease and avoid accidents. We offer front wheel and 4-wheel alignment depending on the needs of your vehicle. Signs You Need Your Alignment Checked
The signs that you need to get your wheel alignment checked are subtle. You may not notice them unless you’re looking for them.
- Abnormal tire wear is the main sign that you need to have your alignment checked. Common tire wear comes from a lack of tire rotation, and it shows up on the front tires as cupping on the outside edges. If the wear is caused by alignment problems, wear patterns on the inside or outside edges of the tires can show up instead.
- Steering wheel pulling is the other main sign you have an alignment problem. You’ll notice that your car pulls to one side or the other while you have your steering wheel centred, or your wheels are going straight but your steering wheel is at an angle. This indicates an issue with your wheel alignment.
Routine Wheel Alignment Maintenance
Having a wheel alignment performed roughly every 8,000 - 11,000 km is recommended, though your vehicle's owner's manual should have recommendations for your specific model. You should also align your vehicle any time you purchase new tires, but if you drive over rough terrain you may need to align them more frequently. At Allan's Alignment & Frame Service in Winnipeg, our team of mechanics will inspect your vehicle closely and perform either a front wheel or 4-wheel alignment, depending on the vehicle. Call us today to schedule a wheel alignment appointment in Winnipeg.