Services You Should Pair With Wheel Alignments

Services You Should Pair With Wheel Alignments | Parker's Tire & Auto Service

Wheel alignment is a crucial aspect of vehicle maintenance that ensures your tires meet the road at the correct angle, your wheels are pointing straight, and your tires are centered in the wheel wells. It affects the lifespan of your tires, fuel efficiency, and the overall handling of your car. 

But did you know that pairing other services with a wheel alignment can enhance your vehicle's performance and safety even further?

Enhancing Tire Longevity - Tire Rotation

When you're getting your wheels aligned, it's the perfect time to have your tires rotated. Tire rotation involves changing the position of your tires - for example, moving the front tires to the rear and vice versa. This process helps ensure even tire wear, which can extend the life of your tires significantly. 

Even wear is crucial for maintaining good traction on the road, which in turn, can improve your vehicle's fuel efficiency and prevent vibration issues. Pairing tire rotation with wheel alignment maximizes the benefits of both services, keeping your ride smooth and your tires lasting longer.

Tire Balancing

Tire balancing is another service that complements wheel alignment. While alignment ensures the tires are correctly angled against the road, balancing makes sure that the weight is evenly distributed around the entire circumference of the wheel. Unbalanced tires can lead to vibration, uneven tire wear, and increased strain on the drivetrain. Having your tires balanced at the same time as an alignment ensures your vehicle drives smoothly and maintains optimal contact with the road.

Suspension System Inspection - Overall Stability

The suspension system of your car plays a critical role in its handling and stability. A comprehensive inspection of the suspension system, including shocks, struts, and springs, should be paired with a wheel alignment. Issues with the suspension can affect the alignment of the vehicle and vice versa. By checking the suspension system, you can catch and address any issues that might compromise your vehicle's safety and comfort.

Brakes - Safety First

A brake inspection should ideally be performed alongside a wheel alignment. This inspection should include checking the brake pads and discs for wear, ensuring the brake fluid is at the correct level, and the system is free from leaks. Since the wheels are already being adjusted during an alignment, it provides an excellent opportunity to examine the brakes closely for any potential issues.

Steering System Check

Just as the suspension system affects the vehicle's alignment, so does the steering system. A comprehensive check of the steering system, including the power steering fluid, belts, and steering linkage, can help ensure that your vehicle handles as it should. Issues with steering can lead to poor alignment, making it difficult to maintain control of your vehicle. Pairing a steering system check with a wheel alignment ensures that your car not only drives straight but also responds accurately to your steering inputs.

Wheel and Tire Inspection: Comprehensive Care

Finally, a thorough inspection of the wheels and tires themselves should accompany a wheel alignment. This includes looking for any signs of damage to the tires, such as cuts, bulges, or punctures, and inspecting the wheels for bends or cracks. Addressing these issues early can prevent further tire damage and ensure your vehicle remains safe to drive.

Another thing to consider is tire pressure. It is essential for the safety, efficiency, and longevity of your tires. Incorrect tire pressure can lead to a variety of problems, including poor fuel economy, uneven tire wear, and compromised handling.

If you don't want to risk it, just book an appointment with Parker's Tire & Auto Service, and our technicians will make sure that everything needed is performed!

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