Wheel alignment is often overlooked by busy Johnston and West Des Moines car owners until serious tire damage has been done. One wheel can be knocked out of alignment from the rest by hitting a curb or pothole on Des Moines roads.
When a vehicle’s out of alignment, one or more of the wheels does not track true and pulls against the others. The tires will wear out very quickly and will need to be replaced prematurely. It could also lead to sedan suspension damage.
But the big issue for Johnston, West Des Moines, and Ankeny motorists is safety. When your sedan wheels are out of alignment, the vehicle will pull to one side, which could lead to an accident. When you’re out of alignment, you should have it taken care of right away at All Pro Servicenter in Ankeny.
At All Pro Servicenter, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires, steering and suspension parts are checked for damage. Then the alignment is charted and checked against the factory settings.
Adjustments are made to bring the wheels back into alignment. This gets all four wheels going in precisely the same direction.
Signs of alignment problems are: Your car pulls to one side. Also, your steering wheel may not be centered when you’re going straight. If you see the edges of one or more tires rapidly wearing down, you should have your Des Moines service center look it over. If you’ve been in an auto accident in Iowa that involved a wheel, you should get your alignment checked.
A big jolt can seriously knock things out of alignment, but Johnston drivers also need to understand that a series of smaller ones can add up.
That’s why your manufacturer recommends periodic alignment checks. If your sedan owner’s manual doesn’t specify, once a year might be appropriate. Or check with Gary Nigon or your service advisor at All Pro Servicenter in Ankeny.
One thing’s for sure: the cost of the alignment at All Pro Servicenter is cheaper than having to buy a couple of new tires because of neglect.