It’s no surprise that your vehicle will drive better in the Urbandale area if all the wheels are pointed in the same direction. If your wheels are out of alignment, you may notice that your vehicle pulls to one side or the other.
When your tires are unaligned, they wear unevenly and fairly quickly. That’s because when the vehicle is pulling to one side, you have to steer it straight. The outside of the tire 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 hitting potholes, curbs, or large rocks. 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 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 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. With some vehicles, you can adjust all four wheels so we bring all wheels into alignment. On 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 your last alignment or are experiencing alignment problems, bring your vehicle to one of our six All Pro Servicenter locations in Des Moines, Iowa for an alignment check!