Category Archives: Wheel Alignment

Why is Bad Alignment Dangerous?

How To Spot Misaligned Wheels Many people don’t realize that improper wheel alignment is much more than an inconvenience. It can be extremely dangerous. Here’s what you should know about wheel alignment and the potential hazards bad alignment can cause. What Is Wheel Alignment? Wheel alignment refers to an adjustment to the suspension system of your vehicle. This is the system that connects the wheels to the vehicle. When an alignment is conducted, the angles of the tires are adjusted to make sure they track straight and true. A wheel alignment should be done every two years, as recommended by most mechanics in Louisville. However, it should also be done anytime new tires are installed—regardless of when the last alignment was performed. Some vehicles may require a wheel alignment more often than the recommended two-year span. In particular, sporty cars such as BMWs, Audis, and Mercedes may need alignments more often. Additionally, if your vehicle has tires that a ... read more

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Signs You Need Wheel Alignment

When to Visit the Professionals You might not want to pay for maintenance service before your car really needs it, but there's a limit to how long you can wait before problems develop. If you notice these unusual behaviors from your vehicle, it's time for wheel alignment service at Springdale Automotive in Prospect, Kentucky. Drifting Cars that drift to the right or left on their own have poor wheel alignment. You can see if your car has this problem by testing the steering in a safe, flat location away from other vehicles. Move forward and loosen your grip on the steering wheel. If the car starts trailing in one direction, and not because of an uneven road surface, it's time for wheel alignment. Don't put your safety at risk any longer by driving a vehicle without optimal control. Worn Tires It's a good idea to inspect your tires regularly, as their condition can tell you a lot about the health of your vehicle. Use the penny test to determine if the tread is too low. If you find that ... read more

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How Alignment is Important for Performance

Understanding How Your Car Works Have you ever wondered how your car manages to smoothly travel for miles? If you stop to think about it, a lot goes into a vehicle to get it moving, and even more is necessary to reach today's standards of performance. So it should come as no surprise that the littlest details in the wheels can impact your car's performance. Specifically, how they line up to meet the road plays a huge role in the stability, control, and efficiency of your vehicle. The technicians at Springdale Automotive in Brownsboro, Kentucky are here to help you see how wheel alignment works to keep your car running its best. All the Angles: Camber, Caster, & Toe These are the names technicians give to the major angles at which the wheels need to meet the road. When your vehicle leaves the manufacturer, the wheels are precisely aligned to sit in a specific position that will provide optimal results while driving around town. But unfortunately, the exact degree of an angle can't b ... read more

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