If you have ever been driving and noticed that your car tends to drift to one side, chances are your vehicle needs a front wheel alignment. As we drive, the regular wear and tear can slowly knock our wheels out of alignment. Potholes, suspension damage, and drivers’ mistakes can add to your car’s alignment issues. An out of alignment car means that the wheels are not squared with the vehicle when you try to drive straight. This causes drifting, irregular wear on tires, and other damages.
One of the troubling aspects of driving with your car out of alignment is the tendency to ignore it. Many drivers adapt to their vehicle’s bad alignment and assume that is how their car drives. But, avoiding an alignment service can potentially cost you in the long run. Poorly aligned wheels wear out tires quicker, hurts your gas mileage, and can make braking uneven on your car. Eventually, neglecting the alignment issue could lead to vibrations while driving at high speeds and increased danger due to the difficulty in handling and braking with the vehicle.
Cars without 2WD or FWD generally require a two-wheel alignment. Since most two-wheel-drive vehicles are front-wheel-drive, this service most often is done to the front wheels. The technician adjusts the axles and wheels’ suspension angles to their proper placement according to the vehicle’s specifications. These angles are known as camber, caster, toe, and thrust. Generally, the best-case scenario is to have your vehicle brought to a state of the art facility that can align your vehicle with laser precision. The alignment technology uses lasers for excellent accuracy as each of the suspension angles are adjusted.
After your wheel alignment, you will notice several positive results in your driving experience. Your car will handle much better and you will be surprised how much you were subconsciously correcting your vehicle’s lousy alignment. Your tires will wear evenly and provide a smoother ride. The alignment many times also improves a vehicle’s gas mileage. The most important positive aspect of the front wheel alignment is that it makes your car safer to drive.
If you live in Hagerstown, Halfway, Boonsboro, Smithsburg, or Williamsport, ask about the two-wheel-alignment at Hagerstown Honda. We offer quality vehicle services to Hagerstown and the surrounding communities. Our certified technicians and state-of-the-art facility are here to provide quality services at a fair price. We also provide all-wheel drive alignment if your vehicle requires it. Do not let your vehicle’s bad alignment keep digging into your wallet. See us today and experience our excellent service and dedication to our customers.
10307 Auto Pl,
Hagerstown, MD 21740