It’s Time For A Wheel Alignment
How do you know if your car needs a wheel alignment? For starters, you may notice your car pulling to one side or the other. Your tires will also experience wear that’s typically uneven and/or happens more quickly than it should. You may notice that your steering wheel is crooked and that, to drive straight, you have to hold it at an awkward angle. These are all signs that you may need wheel alignment. Keeping the right amount of pressure in your tires can help your car drive straight, and if you have heavy items in your trunk, you may want to remove them in order to quickly improve your car’s alignment. However, suppose you need a wheel alignment because of your car’s maintenance schedule or because you notice one of the signs listed above. In that case, you will most likely want to bring your car in to see a professional auto mechanic.
What’s Involved With Wheel Alignment
When you bring your car into our shop to get your wheels aligned, our trusty team of qualified mechanics will measure the camber, caster, and toe of your tires. Camber is the angle at which your tires rest, toe is the direction your tires are facing, and caster is the angle of your tires compared to the steering wheel axis. If either of those factors is off, your tires won’t be facing the right direction, which can lead to the problems mentioned above. Therefore, to start off the wheel alignment services, our team will measure those factors and see what needs to be adjusted. We will also check to see if your steering wheel is centered. Getting your wheels aligned is an important task for regular auto maintenance. Moreover, you should also get your tires aligned if you’ve recently hit an especially deep pothole, frequently go off-roading, or have been in an accident. These, and other factors, can easily knock your car out of alignment and cause uneven wear, which will cost you more in the long run. Getting your wheels aligned when your car needs it will ensure that it is driving as it should, keeping you safe and preventing uneven wear that leads to early tire replacement.
Honest Wheel Alignment In St. Pete
If you need a tire alignment and you’re in St. Petersburg, FL, or the surrounding areas, it’s important to choose a trustworthy team of auto care professionals to get the job done right. That’s where we come in! The Dave’s Automotive Repair team will carefully inspect your tires’ alignment and adjust it as necessary. Most importantly, we’ll always inform you about what we’re doing, so you’ll never be surprised by your bill. Give us a call at (727) 505-6469 to make an appointment, then come in to see us at our auto repair shop located at 5290 95th St N STE A St. Petersburg, FL 33708. We’ll be ready to align your tires.