When Ukiah auto owners' wheels are properly aligned they all point in the same direction. When they are out of alignment, most CA car owners notice a couple of things. First the SUV pulls to one side when driving. It could be slight or pretty severe. If your wheels have been out of alignment for a while, you’ll also start to see uneven tire wear – the shoulder on either the outside or inside of the tire is worn down more than the other.
A whole bunch of steering and suspension components are joined together. Everyday Ukiah driving can cause Ukiah car owners' wheels to go out of alignment over time just from the joints loosening up. That’s why most car makers recommend an alignment check every couple of years. Depending on where you live in CA or the conditions you drive in (off-road driving, harsh Ukiah winter conditions, poor pavement, etc.) – an alignment inspection every year at West Coast Muffler & Auto Repair may be called for.
Suspension and steering components wear over time as well which can lead to harmful and expensive alignment issues for Ukiah car owners. Of course, a big bump like hitting a curb or pothole can knock a wheel out of alignment or damage a a vital steering or suspension part.
Your helpful West Coast Muffler & Auto Repair service professional will check your tires for uneven wear. The type of wear provides clues for what might be wrong. Undercar parts are inspected for wear and damage. The alignment machine will provide a reading of how each wheel is aligned. The reading is compared with the alignment settings recommended by the vehicle manufacturer, and then the tech makes the necessary adjustments and repairs to bring your wheels back into alignment.
Now putting off a wheel alignment in Ukiah can get pricey for Ukiah car owners because of tire wear: a bad alignment can chew through a tire pretty quickly. If you see uneven tire wear, if your steering wheel is off center, or your SUV pulls to one side ask your helpful West Coast Muffler & Auto Repair service professional about getting an alignment check.
At West Coast Muffler & Auto Repair in Ukiah CA (95482) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at (707) 462-6920. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit www.NAPAAutoCare.com