Although not thought of until something goes wrong, proper wheel alignment is crucial to the performance of your vehicle. A realignment service makes sure that the suspension allows the wheels of your car to hit the road at a perfect angle, allowing them to work together to provide a quality driving experience. At AutoStream Car Care Center in Columbia, Maryland, we help make sure your car’s suspension is always properly aligned. Our ASE Master Certified technicians and inspectors utilize state-of-the-art alignment tools to ensure everything within the suspension is set up properly. After service with us, you’ll be able to experience the best version of your vehicle’s handling and control!
We believe that understanding warning signs of wheel misalignment is just as important as taking your car in for realignment. Although you may not be able to do much to find or fix this issue, understanding when something is wrong can allow you to prevent the issue from turning into a problem. Not sure what to pay attention to? The AutoStream team can help, as we introduce two common misalignment warning signs you should be wary of:
If you ever suspect wheel misalignment in your vehicle, this is what you should check for first. Uneven tire wear is a classic sign of wheel misalignment and any sign of it should quickly indicate that’s the case. When inspecting the tires, make sure you look for even wear in the middle, inner wall, and outer wall of the tread. Continuing to drive with this will only hasten the wear on the tires, and it’ll eventually lead you to replace the tires one-by-one instead of all together.
Do you feel minor or major vibrations in the steering wheel, especially when approaching higher speeds? If so, you’re likely dealing with wheel misalignment. This occurs when two of the wheels are working against each other, likely pulling in opposite directions. This issue is not only bad for your vehicle and its tire, but it’s also dangerous for you, as the vibrations can reduce the amount of control you have.
When your vehicle is suffering from wheel misalignment, it can dramatically reduce the quality of your drives and place you and your passengers in danger. Make sure you always have optimal control and handling of your vehicle and schedule a wheel alignment service with AutoStream Car Care Center in Columbia, Maryland. Our ASE Master Certified techs and inspectors can quickly realign your car’s suspension and restore its quality handling. After service with us, you’ll never have to fight your vehicle for control.
Schedule your service by using our online scheduling system or by giving us a call at (301) 540-1700, as our staff would love to chat with you. If you’re in the area, feel free to stop by our shop on 7248 Cradlerock Way and schedule your visit in person. We’d love to meet and get to know you and your vehicle, and we look forward to your visit.