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A vehicle is meant to be driven. So, if your car feels like it’s driving you, you may have wheels out of alignment. Don’t panic, however. Here at our state-of-the-art facility, we have access to many of the top-quality machinery in the industry to date. That means we can help fix the tugging you feel every time you touch the steering wheel. Is your vehicle safe to drive? Yes. However, while you may not be in imminent danger, that doesn’t mean it’s okay to ignore the issue. Driving on wheels that are out of alignment can lead to uneven wear on the treads of your tires, which can inhibit their safety on the road. That alone increases your risk for dangerous things like hydroplaning, braking on time, and anything else requiring sound traction on an asphalt surface. There is no reason to worry, however. We’ve got you covered here at Merced Radiator Shop.
Signs You Need A Wheel Alignment
How does one determine the need for a wheel alignment? Some of the symptoms are pretty simple to spot. We mentioned one above regarding a tugging sensation you may feel when trying to move your vehicle in any one direction. But, there are other symptoms you may feel before you notice something like that. For instance, if you are driving straight and your steering wheel is vibrating at all, that could mean you need an alignment of your suspension system. If your steering wheel doesn’t return to the center without work on your part, that’s another symptom of an underlying wheel alignment issue. However, not fighting with your vehicle can mean just as much. If your steering wheel feels too loose when driving, that can also signal a problem. No matter the issue, though, we can get you back on the road safely and in style.
Come See Merced Radiator Shop For The Cure!
Wheel alignments should be a part of your preventative maintenance schedule. They are essential for the health of your car’s suspension system. It helps extend the life of your tires, reducing the chances of experiencing things like tire blow-out while driving down the highway. Experts suggest having a wheel alignment done every 6,000 to 8,000 miles or when symptoms of misalignment begin popping up. But, the best advice we can give you is to stay away from any shops that advertise a “quick” wheel alignment. Get out of there if anyone is offering a service where an alignment only takes 20 minutes. A proper wheel alignment done with the approved machinery takes around an hour if there are no spectacular issues to fix in the process. So, come see us at 1640 W 13 St Merced, CA 95341 or call us at (209) 722-4944! We at Merced Radiator Shop will make sure your wheel alignment is right the first time and you and your family are protected during your weekend outings.