You may not even know it, but while you've been driving your vehicle around SPOKANE and Post Falls, your wheels may have gradually become misaligned, impacting the health of your vehicle and the safety of your drive. Having the correct wheel alignment for your vehicle plays a critical role in the performance and the longevity of your tires, and driving comfort, cornering, and braking can all be affected by a single wheel being out of alignment. As we drive, our suspension works to smooth out rough patches and uneven road surfaces. However, excessively rough roads or sudden jolts from unexpected potholes or curbs can cause your suspension to shift slightly, resulting in your wheels being misaligned.
It's not always obvious when your wheels are out of alignment. However, there are a few tell-tale signs that you may be overdue for an alignment.
Steering wheel vibration.
Vehicle pulls to the left or right while driving, and/or while braking.
Uneven or increased tire wear and shortened tire lifespan.
Steering wheel is tilted when vehicle is driving straight.
If you're experiencing any of these symptoms of poor wheel alignment while driving around SPOKANE or Post Falls, you're probably overdue for a wheel alignment. Visit our SPOKANE service center online today to get started.
What Causes Wheel Alignment Issues?
There are endless reasons why your wheels may become un-aligned, but we've listed out some of the most common causes below. If you've experienced any of the following, we suggest bringing your Chevrolet in for a wheel alignment sooner rather than later.
Regularly driving on bumpy, cracked, pothole-ridden, or gravel/dirt roads.
Hitting a pothole or curb (resulting in a sharp jolting sensation).
Driving with worn-out parts like loose suspension, flat/under-inflated tires, bent wheels.
Rubbing or scraping from lowering your vehicle or installing new aftermarket wheels/tires.
Wheel alignments can simply happen out of the blue, so it's important that if you notice any symptoms of poor wheel alignment that you contact a Certified service expert as soon as possible.
How Long Does a Wheel Alignment Take?
A wheel alignment will on average take about an hour to complete, depending on the vehicle and severity of your alignment. If there are damaged parts that need to be replaced, it can take longer depending on the situation. Typically a wheel alignment is performed with other services like an oil change or brake repair, so feel free to schedule additional services to save time in the future. If you have a tight schedule, give us a quick call at (509) 209-9973 and one of our service advisors will help find a time that's right for you.
How Often Do I Need a Wheel Alignment?
We recommend that you get a wheel alignment every 2-3 years depending on the condition of the roads you usually drive on, or if you regularly modify your vehicle. With the unique climate of SPOKANE, you may need wheel alignments more often, but our Certified Service experts can help you figure out if you need a wheel alignment today or in the future. You can specifically schedule a wheel alignment service, but we recommend having it done on a more regular schedule with your yearly or bi-yearly routine Chevrolet maintenance.
Chevrolet Wheel Alignment Service in SPOKANE & Post Falls
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms in your vehicle or your regularly scheduled maintenance is drawing closer, contact our Chevrolet service department to make an appointment with one of our certified technicians today. Unsure if that dirt road or pothole affected your alignment? Our technicians will measure your vehicle’s camber, toe, and caster settings to confirm whether the suspension has moved out of tolerance, and requires an alignment. Our team of experts can handle any alignment issue, from misalignments that happen from day-to-day, or more serious misalignments from collision or other bumps in the road. Give us a call today at (509) 209-9973 or schedule your appointment online, and see how easy getting a wheel alignment in SPOKANE can be.