Your wheel alignment’s job is steer your vehicle in the precise direction and angle you want to go. If your alignment is off, you won’t be able to steer with accuracy or ease, which increases the safety risk for you, everyone in your vehicle, and the cars and pedestrians around you on the road. There are a variety of things that can knock your wheels out of alignment, so pay close attention to any gradual or immediate changes in steering, especially after driving over a curb, pothole, on a bumpy road, or after being in a minor or major collision. Signs that your alignment may be off is that it takes additional energy or effort to steer your vehicle to either the left or right, if it drifts lanes in high winds, or if your steering wheel is not center when driving in a straight line. Also, keep a close eye on your tire tread. What you are looking for is even wear on both the inner and outer edge of all four tires. If one or more tires is wearing faster than the others, there could be many causes of premature wear, including misalignment. If any of these signs are present, drop by the Auto Stop Falls Church as soon as possible.
We Can Inspect Your Alignment Any Time!
If you stay up-to-date with your factory scheduled maintenance, your wheel alignment will be inspected about every 10,000 miles. It’s unlikely that you will need an alignment repair that frequently, but at least an inspection never hurts. If you can’t recall the last time you had an inspection, or you recently purchased a used vehicle, stop by any time for an inspection. We can also take a look the next time you are in for an oil change, tune up, or tire rotation. Our ASE Certified technicians will take care of any suspension, alignment or tires services.
Full Service Tire Shop!
Misalignment can prematurely wear your tires. Sometimes rotating your tires is sufficient, but you may need one or more new tires. Not to worry, as the Auto Stop Falls Church is a full service tire shop. We can inspect, rotate, balance, repair, and sell you the new tires you need. We are authorized dealers of BFGoodrich, Michelin, and Uniroyal tires—with an impressive selection of all season, winter, summer, high performance, and specialty tires. Walk-ins are welcome for all repairs and maintenance!