Wheel alignment sometimes referred to as tracking, is part of standard automobile maintenance that consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the car maker's specification. The purpose of these adjustments is to reduce tire wear, and to ensure that the vehicle travels straight and true (without "pulling" to one side).
Importance of Service:
Besides preventing excessive tire wear, a four-wheel alignment also provides stable vehicle handling. If the wheel angles are wrong, then the vehicle can be unpredictable or twitchy during cornering or braking. Regular wheel alignments will usually save you as much in tire wear as they cost. A hard bump from hitting a curb or pothole can throw your wheels out of alignment and damage your tires.
What May Happen if The Service is Not Performed
Vehicles in need of a wheel alignment will experience abnormal tire tread wear, a vehicle pulling to one side, or unpredictable handling. An alignment can even make your vehicle roll easier, save premature wear on steering and suspension components, and potentially save you money at the gas pump. Wheel alignment should be part of your vehicle’s routine, preventive maintenance. It pays in the long run.