Wiygul Automotive Clinic frequently gets questions from Northern Virginia car owners about wheel alignment. Many car owners do not understand the importance of proper alignment and its ability to affect multiple aspects of your vehicle.
Over time, your vehicle's alignment will shift. In order to properly steer your vehicle, your wheel alignment must be frequently adjusted. Proper four-wheel alignment affects the following aspects of your vehicle:
Improper tire alignment is the number one cause of premature tire wear. If you have ever replaced the tires on your vehicle, you know that it is not cheap. Proper alignment can add nearly thousands of miles to the life of your vehicle's tires. Gas mileage is most affected by resistance. Poor wheel alignment causes an increase in rolling resistance. A total vehicle alignment will set all four wheels straight, minimizing the overall rolling resistance of your vehicle and increasing your gas mileage.
If your car is pulling to the side or if your steering wheel vibrates, it is time for a total tire alignment. A total alignment will keep your vehicle traveling straight and minimize road shock for a smoother ride. During a total wheel alignment, your vehicle's suspension will be checked. A trained technician will be able to spot any worn suspension parts that could cause a serious malfunction or accident. Contact Wiygul Automotive Clinic today for a full tire alignment.