At some point, every vehicle’s wheels need to be realigned. Whether you’re driving a new, used or certified pre-owned vehicle—your tires, eventually, will see some wear-and-tear. If your vehicle is veering a little, or if you’re encountering bumpy rides far too often, it might be time to call a professional. McGrath Honda of Elgin specializes in two-wheel and four-wheel tire realignments, helping our West Dundee, Carpentersville, South Elgin, Bartlett, and Algonquin drivers get the most out of every vehicle check-up. Let’s take a closer look at what makes our tire realignment services so special.
Depending on how misaligned your tires are, you’ll eventually have to choose from four-wheel alignment or two-wheel alignment. A four-wheel alignment is used for all-wheel-drive vehicles, but it can also be used for front-wheel drive rides which have adjustable or independent rear suspensions. In this second case, the vehicle’s axles need to be aligned, first, to assure realignment keeps every tire balanced.
Two-wheel tire alignment, meanwhile, is reserved for vehicles that don’t have four-wheel or all-wheel drive. Often called a front-end alignment, two-wheel alignment adjusts the vehicle’s front-axle components. Once the alignment is finished, you can ask your maintenance provider for an alignment printout—which will indicate the before-and-after difference in your vehicle’s suspension.
Over time, bumps, potholes, curbs and uneven ground your vehicle drives over will wear down the tread on your tires. Often, each tire’s tread wears down at a different rate. Because of this, your car might veer to one side, or the other, because some tires aren’t providing enough grip. Other than some difficulty steering, there are several other warning signs of tire misalignment. You can use your eyes to spot them, too, before seeking professional services. Here are some warning signs of tire misalignment to take note of:
It’s important to seek assistance for tire alignment as soon as you suspect some misalignment. Your vehicle’s tires are vital to your safety, and driving with misaligned tires can result in expensive damages—or even injury. McGrath Honda of Elgin offers four-wheel and two-wheel alignment services alike. We’ve spent years perfecting the art of automotive check-ups, maintenance, and upkeep—and we want to make sure every vehicle we encounter is fit for perfection. Give us a call to check out our service options. Or, if your vehicle needs a tune-up, filter changes, an oil change or another service, pay us a visit. Our technicians are always ready to help, and we’re proud to serve as your premier automotive provider.Schedule Service