What You Should Know about Wheel Alignments and Your European Car

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Do you know a lot about wheel alignments? Not many car owners do, beyond the fact that they’re recommended. Here’s what Star Motors European wants you to know about wheel alignments and your European car.

Lots of Issues Affect Wheel Alignment

Even if you never hit a bump, curb, or pothole, your car’s wheels would end up out of alignment. That’s because every little motion transfers up the tires and into the suspension system, affecting how the wheels align. Over time, each of the wheels ends up jostled out of line, just a little bit at a time. Eventually they’re way out of whack.

Waiting Too Long for Alignments Has an Impact

When you wait way too long to get your European car’s wheels aligned, that has some big impacts for your European car’s overall health. First, it affects your car’s tires. When your wheels are out of alignment, the tread doesn’t roll properly on the pavement. The pavement can actually chew away at the tires unevenly. Your entire suspension system is also affected by wheel alignment, which can mean that everything to do with your car’s handling is greatly affected.

Your Car Has Ways to Remind You to Get the Wheels Aligned

If you do forget to get your European car’s wheels aligned as often as they should be, the car is going to remind you. Your car’s handling will change and your tires will have a far shorter lifespan. If you’re feeling vibrations when you drive or the car seems to be pulling as you drive, those are signs that there’s something going on with your car’s suspension and you need to pay attention.

It Pays to Be Proactive about Alignments

Any time that you’re proactive about anything to do with car maintenance, that pays off big for you and for your car. By keeping up with the alignment schedule suggested by your car’s manufacturer, that means you’re going to protect your car’s tires and the rest of the parts of the suspension system, too. You also reduce the risk of unexpected repairs, which can get pricey fast.

If your European car needs a wheel alignment, give us a call at Star Motors European in San Juan Capistrano, CA. We’ll be happy to check the alignment and get it corrected for you. We can also help you to stick to a schedule for making sure that your European car gets alignments on a regular basis.

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