Alignments improve the driving experience and tire lifespan

Your driving experience should be smooth and without any pulling. How can you achieve that? The answer is making sure your car is aligned properly. JCS Shop has the expertise to inspect your vehicle and tell if it needs an alignment.

An alignment refers to the service of aligning your car’s suspension, so that the tires are at the correct angle. An incorrect angle means that certain parts of the tire will have more contact with the road than other parts. This can cause uneven wear on your tires and pulling on your steering wheel.

The suspension can have incorrect tire angles for different reasons. It could be that the wheels were incorrectly installed or serviced. However, even if maintenance is done properly, your suspension can become misaligned over time from driving over uneven surfaces such as potholes.

When should I have my suspension aligned?

If your tires have any uneven wear or your car pulls to one side when you drive it, you could need an alignment. But you don’t have to wait until these symptoms occur to get an alignment! Alignments are best used as a preventative measure. Because an incorrect angle can cause unnecessary stress on your vehicle, alignments are an important part of routine car maintenance. It can improve the handling of your car and increase the life of your tires.

Every vehicle is different, and some could use alignments more than others. If you aren’t experiencing the symptoms above but think you may need an alignment, feel free to make an appointment. Our technicians can inspect your suspension and tires to see if an alignment will fix your issues, or if a tire rotation is also needed. These two services work hand in hand to lengthen the life of your tires and prevent uneven wear.