Is your car pulling to one side and need to hold the wheel to prevent it from drifting away? While there are many factors that can cause this, like uneven surfaces or street inclines, many people in New Orleans experience tire alignment problems.
We’re all used to the many potholes and narrow streets in the city, but one too many times hitting that curb can cause your tires to move off-center. But why should you be worried?
Minor improper alignment can cause your tires to wear faster and unevenly. Since the rubber is not touching the road equally, your tire will deteriorate only on certain sides and still require replacement.
Major problems may arise if your balancing is way off. Besides uneven tire wear, improper balance may lead to accidents or damage to other parts of your vehicle.
If you feel a minor pull in your car’s steering wheel, first check the tire pressure. Unevenly inflated tires can cause a car to behave this way, and should always be corrected immediately. Underinflation can also cause other problems, like poor fuel efficiency and reduced tire life.
Another sign of poor alignment is vibration in your wheels, which can also be caused by balancing or suspension related problems.
If the issue persists after checking your tire pressure, contact a trusted car technician. Tire alignments are inexpensive and can save you hundreds if they need replacement.
During tire alignment, a technician will adjust the suspension –more specifically, the part that connects your car to the wheels. Many believe tire alignment involves the adjustment of wheels or tires themselves, but we call that balancing. Alignment and balancing are often performed simultaneously, specially after hitting a big pothole or a car accident.
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