A wheel alignment can be a hefty expense, especially if you need service done in the middle of the holiday season. In this post, we’ll discuss when you should take your vehicle in for an alignment and why it’s important to stay on top of alignment issues. First, understanding why you should have your alignment checked in winter.
Winter can be extra-hard on your wheel alignment
If you live in a snowy climate, your car is already taking a beating daily due to ice and cold. Snowdrifts may mask obstacles or potholes, and ice can quickly accumulate making conditions slippery and making it difficult to control your vehicle’s speed. If you know you’ve encountered a curb or two during a snowstorm, it might be a good time to consider alignment service.
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How to tell if your alignment is out of . . . alignment
If you hold your steering wheel straight and then need to make corrections to keep your vehicle on a straight path, your wheels could be out of alignment. Make sure your tire pressure(s) are at recommended levels first — that can cause your car to pull to one side, too. Also, if you know you’ve had a minor mishap with a pothole or other road obstruction, you might consider having things looked at, just in case.
Why is tire alignment a big deal in winter?
Improper alignment can cause uneven tire wear, which can lead to a number of issues you definitely don’t want to deal with during holiday travels or during winter — period. Blow-outs and flat tires can spoil a day of holiday fun at best and can be life-threatening at worst.
Good news for J. Bertolet customers seeking wheel alignment this winter
Come in through the end of December for a FREE alignment check, whether you purchased your car from us or not! Drive away with peace of mind, or take advantage of our full service center staffed by professionally-trained technicians if any issues are found.