Alignment and Suspension Service
Most drivers don’t think about the process of steering their vehicles. It is a skill that you learn and, over time, perform with little thought or concentration. But when you begin to notice that your car is pulling to one side or is challenging to keep in a lane, there is definitely a problem that requires immediate attention. This tugging of the steering wheel in your hand is the number one sign that your vehicle needs alignment service from the pros at Mark Christopher Auto Center.
The Importance of Professional Wheel Alignment
When your car is new, the front wheels are in perfect alignment, and it drives down the road effortlessly. There is no wandering or pulling to one side or the other. Over time, that alignment can change due to uneven pavement, bumpy roads, or hitting potholes. And once the alignment is off, your car will become more and more challenging to drive and more and more dangerous. The improper alignment will also cause your tires to wear unevenly and result in a substantially shortened tire life.
Other Signs You Need an Alignment
- The car shakes
- The steering wheel wobbles
- It is more challenging to turn a corner
- The steering wheel is turned slightly when you are moving straight
If you are experiencing any of these issues, the good news is that they can be easily corrected with a visit to the service professionals at Mark Christopher Auto Center.
The Value of Suspension Service
The other issue that you might begin to notice as your vehicle ages is that the ride is less smooth and stable. You feel as if you are bouncing down the road instead of smoothly rolling along. Worn out or damaged suspension components cause this problem. And while you might think that this issue only decreases your comfort, it is also a safety hazard. When your vehicle’s tires do not remain in constant contact with the road surface, you are more likely to lose control of the car. Wet conditions could also result in hydroplaning when your shocks and struts are worn out.
Signs Its Time for Suspension Service
- The vehicle sways or dips when turning
- The tires are wearing unevenly
- Steering is more difficult
- The ride is more bumpy or unstable feeling
- The vehicle bounces excessively when running over a pothole or bumps in the road
- Fluid is leaking from the shocks
- The shocks or struts are bent or damaged
Never ignore the signs of suspension or wheel alignment issues. The results could be catastrophic. Visit the pros at Mark Christopher Auto Center.
Why Choose Mark Christopher Auto Center for Service
Our team of factory-trained professionals is here to provide you with high-quality service for your vehicle. We know that unexpected car repairs can be a financial challenge, and we pledge to provide you with the most cost-effective solutions possible. Our goal is always to offer you the options you need to keep your car running safely and reliably.