Alignment – So Crucial!

What if you walked at a left angle all the time? You would never get where you needed to be, that’s what. Also, people would probably stare. At Tire Discounters, we hold alignment in high regard. It is crucial to the life of your tires and gives you more control over your vehicle. In fact, we hold alignment in such high regard that it is FREE with a 4-tire purchase bought in conjunction with the TD standard installation package.

You see, during your vehicle’s life, potholes are hit, sharp turns are taken and brakes are slammed – all of which cause your components to wear down and your wheels to shift which can pull your car in one direction.  Do not worry, this is natural wear and tear – but it can accelerate tire damage.  When we align your tires, we are returning the angles of your vehicle’s wheels to the manufacturer’s specifications.

A proper wheel alignment does four very important things. First it reduces tire wear and provides maximum tire life, saving you money on how often you need to get new tires. Next, it enhances fuel economy, and who doesn’t want to spend less at the gas pump?

Third it improves handling; a proper aligned car will ensure all systems are at optimum performance. Lastly, and most importantly it increases overall driving safety, keeping you and your passengers safe.

So, what does that mean?

Research indicates that the average car is driven about 12,000 miles per year.  A car with toe adjustment that is just 0.34 degrees (just 0.17 inches) out of specification has dragged its tires sideways for more than 68 miles by the end of the year. This in turn puts excessive wear and tear on your tires, shortening the life of them.

What are some “symptoms” that your vehicle is out of alignment? Excessive or uneven tire wear, your steering wheel pulls to one side, the vehicle handling feels loose or that it wanders, your steering wheel is not centered when the vehicle is moving straight ahead, a drop-in fuel economy and lastly if it has been 6,000 miles or 6 months since your last alignment check. If you are experiencing any of these “symptoms” have your car checked by an expert.

Tire Discounters Can Help

Tire Discounters is the Home of Free Alignment. Our technicians are certified experts in making sure your vehicle is aligned and safe. Stop by a local Tire Discounters store for a FREE Alignment Check. Or call/chat right now.