What’s Vehicle Alignment?
Alignment is a special tune-up for your car. When you come into a Nissan dealership, a Nissan professional will measure the angles of the car’s suspension, and a few other components. The technician will then make sure that the wheels are not only parallel to each other, but also perpendicular to the surface they are resting/driving on. Getting this done after getting new tires or any new suspension components installed is crucial because your wheels are affected by your alignment every time you drive. It is especially important that you get this procedure done at a Nissan dealership near you, because each car make and model will have different specificities. So make sure that the person you go to is familiar with your particular vehicle by coming to Nissan of San Marcos in San Marcos, Texas.
Why Get a Wheel Alignment?
As stated above, your wheels are affected by your alignment every single time you drive. A properly aligned car allows all components to work properly and in harmony with each other; so, you need to make sure that you get them aligned often. By having the wheels properly aligned, you will ensure that the pressure of the car is distributed evenly among the tires, limiting the amount of work the car must do to move forward. This decreases the amount of fuel being burned which is not only good for your wallet, but for the environment as well. Also, don’t forget that not taking care of your tires can void your warranty. And having a Nissan professional look at your alignment will be much more affordable than buying a new set of tires. Wheels that are not properly aligned can cause unnecessary and uneven wear and tear on the tires, and even rub them bald on one side. Keeping your tires aligned will keep you safer and your car healthier.
When Should You Get Your Wheels Aligned?
In general, most cars need an alignment every 6 months or 6,000 miles, whichever comes first. If you hit a large object or a pothole, you should get your car aligned. There are also some helpful hints to know it’s time to get your wheels aligned again. For example, if your car is veering to the left or right, it’s probably an alignment problem, or if one of your tires is wearing out faster than the others, or the steering wheel vibrates. So, if it’s been a while, or if you’re seeing any of these symptoms, come in to Nissan of San Marcos today! Click here to make an appointment with our service specialists, and click here to see our service specials. Hope to see you soon at Nissan of San Marcos.!