Does Your Car Need An Alignment?

Written by Brotherhood Garage

October 22, 2020

Do you really need to get your wheels aligned? The short answer is yes. An alignment does more than keep your tires straight. They keep you from drifting and worse.
If you do not know if your car needs an alignment, check out these signs.

Signs

First, does the tread on your tires look uneven and worn out? More wear on one side of your car than the other is an obvious sign of alignment issues.
Next, your car seems to drift to one side while you’re driving down a straight road. You will also notice that your steering wheel vibrates and is not centered while continuing straight ahead.

These signs don’t always appear when your alignment is off. Even if you don’t notice any of these things happening, it is still a good idea to get regular maintenance checks. Potholes and cracks in the road are a common occurrence in Oklahoma and they continuously beat away at your suspension and alignment.

Prevention

Falling out of alignment is a result of driving, which we do every day. The term itself does not refer directly to your wheels but the suspension. Driving causes your suspension to become worn by stretching the springs. Something as small as hitting a curb can knock your car off-kilter and make your wheels sit at an awkward angle. Alignment services can restore your wheels to their correct position.

The alignment process is not an easy one either, but it’s worth it. Your local mechanic will bring the car’s suspension into its correct position so that the wheels are aligned with the help of an alignment machine. This is not a job you can do by yourself unless you have the proper training and equipment.

The mechanics at Brotherhood Garage can ensure that your car is serviced and maintained, to keep you and your family safe on the road. If you want to see the results for yourself, ask for a before and after photo of your suspension. You can see just how much of a difference it really makes. If you would like to make an appointment, call (405) 265-7617 today.

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