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The Importance of a Wheel Alignment

August 24th, 2016

You hit a curb awhile back, and now it seems like your vehicle is constantly pulling to one side, even on straight pavement. Your steering suddenly feels “heavy” Wheel Alignments in St Louis MO and clumsy, and you’ve noticed that the steering wheel doesn’t center itself readily after rounding a corner.

Your vehicle is now showing the classic symptoms of poor wheel alignment. You shouldn’t just put up with it, though.

Think about a guy who walks with his right foot kicked out to one side a bit. His right shoe is going to inevitably wear differently from the left, and that’s a bit like what happens with poor wheel alignment. One wheel has been skewed out of its normal angle relative to the other wheels and the vehicle frame, and that wheel is constantly trying to steer the vehicle to one side.

As it’s dragged along by the other wheels, the tire on that wheel is going to have its inside or outside tread scrubbed away, and that sort of tire wear is not covered by your tire treadwear warranty. It’s also costing you money in terms of fuel economy – that poorly-aligned wheel means more rolling resistance and friction to keep your vehicle headed in a straight line down the highway.

A vehicle that pulls to one side constantly is more than just tiring for the driver – it costs you money in terms of premature tire wear and gas mileage. If you’ve noticed your vehicle isn’t driving and handling like it used to, don’t just put up with it. Make an appointment with us at Master Auto Repair, let our technicians put it up on the alignment rack and get it driving like new again!  

The Importance of a Wheel Alignment was written by of Master Auto and Tire
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  • 1939 Union Road
    St. Louis, MO 63125
    (314) 544-0123
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  • 8216 Watson Rd.
    St. Louis, MO 63119
    (314) 843-0090
    view location
  • 7027 Hampton Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63109
    (314) 832-5357
    view location
  • 206 Vandalia St.
    Collinsville, IL 62234
    (618) 344-7800
    view location
  • 6501 Fyler Ave
    St. Louis, MO 63139
    (314) 644-5995
    view location

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