What Is a Wheel Alignment?

If you’re wondering whether wheel alignments are a necessity, the answer is yes. Wheel alignments help straighten out your tires' angles to have them pointed the right way. When they are misaligned, it can be very dangerous for your safety.


A wheel alignment, also sometimes referred to as tire alignment is more involved than adjusting the wheels themselves. They include your tires, wheels, steering, and suspension. All these processes will make your tires make proper contact with the road while improving handling and safety. 


Are Wheel Alignments Necessary?

Wheel alignment is key to enhancing your overall driving experience. Over time, your car's wheels change angles and positioning from normal wear and tear. In order for your vehicle to travel the way they're intended to, the wheel's angles must meet manufacturer specifications. Misaligned wheels can lead to negative consequences, including:

  • Uneven tire wear
  • Shorter tire lifespan
  • Poor vehicle handling/crooked driving
  • Crooked driving
  • Damage to suspension and steering

Depending on your vehicle and how and where you drive it, you may more or less frequent wheel alignments. For instance, if you often drive on rough roads, including potholes, your alignment could be impacted quicker. As a general rule of thumb, it is good to ask your technician to check your alignment at every service.


If you suspect you're due for a wheel alignment service, look no further than South Denver Automotive. Our automotive technicians can use our state-of-the-art equipment to have your ride pointing in the right direction. 

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