It’s no surprise that your vehicle will drive better in the Urbandale area if all the wheels are pointed in the same direction. That’s called wheel alignment. If your wheels are out of alignment you may notice that your vehicle pulls to one side or the other.
Something that you won’t notice right away, but you will if you keep driving around Urbandale when you’re out of alignment, is that your tires are wearing unevenly and fairly quickly. That’s because when the vehicle is pulling to one side, you have to steer it back straight. The outside of the tire just wears out fast because you’re constantly turning, which can be very exhausting on a long road trip from the Urbandale area – fighting to keep the vehicle going straight down the road.
Some of the things that commonly throw a wheel out of alignment are slamming into a pothole in Urbandale, smacking a curb in Grimes, or something like a rock in. And it doesn’t have to be a big shock, it can just be the regular bumps and bangs of daily driving that add up and eventually take your vehicle out of alignment. That’s why your owner’s manual or West Des Moines service advisor at All Pro Servicenter may suggest having your alignment checked periodically.
With an alignment service at All Pro Servicenter, we measure each wheel’s alignment and to see where they are relative to factory specifications. While we have the vehicle on the alignment rack, we inspect the tires for wear as well as the suspension and steering components for damage or wear – things that can contribute to alignment problems. With some vehicles, you can adjust all four wheels so we bring all wheels into alignment. On those vehicles where you can only adjust the front wheels, we bring the front into alignment relative to the rear.
Cost varies by whether or not it’s two or four-wheel adjustable. Four-wheel drive vehicles may have an additional charge because they’re more difficult to align. At any rate, it’s cheaper than having to replace tires every few months.
If it’s been a while since you’ve had your wheels aligned, bring your vehicle to All Pro Servicenter in West Des Moines Iowa for an alignment check.
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Alignment Frequently Asked Questions
Increase the life of your tires, experience smoother driving, and improve vehicle safety plus so much more by making sure your car is aligned today! At All Pro Servicenter, we have invested in the most advanced computerized alignment machines, ensuring you receive the best alignment service available.
A proper alignment is recommended every two years or at tire replacement appointments. Avoiding these appointments can cost you more than you would normally spend due to wear, potholes, collisions, and more leading to new tire costs.
No matter what type of vehicle you bring in, we are qualified to provide you with a quality wheel alignment. Pushing the issues or appointments to the side can cause unneeded issues. Bring your car in today!
We have provided a short animation that visually shows exactly what happens to your wheels when they are out of alignment: Wheel Out of Alignment
Your car will begin to let you know that something is not right. If it feels like your car is pulling you to a specific side, you have tire wear, or the steering while is acting up, it is time to make an appointment right away.