How important is it to align your wheels?
Keeping your wheels in proper alignment isn't easy, but it's important. Potholes, curbs and everyday wear and tear can do a number on the suspension system. Driving a car, truck or SUV that's out of alignment can be challenging, uncomfortable and even dangerous.
That's why the 35,000 factory-trained technicians at Ford Dealers across the country are ready to help you handle whatever the road throws at you. If you're one of the 47+ million Ford drivers on the road, there's no one better to assess your wheel alignment needs and take care of your ride.
The benefits of proper alignment:
A properly aligned vehicle feels better. When you don't have to fight to keep your wheels straight, you can enjoy its driving dynamics the way it was engineered to be driven.
When your wheels are misaligned, your vehicle can veer to the left or right, especially when braking suddenly. Properly aligned wheels and tires provide the control and handling you need to react quickly and avoid accidents.
Misalignment causes uneven tire wear, which shortens their life life and can cause your vehicle to operate less efficiently. Save money and keep your tires on the road longer by ensuring they're properly aligned and performing at their best.
How can you tell if your wheels need aligning?
- You can feel your vehicle pull or drift to the left or right without turning the steering wheel
- After hitting a bump, your vehicle feels shaky
- Your steering wheel looks or feels off-center
- Your front tires show signs of uneven wear
Take note of any visible tire wear or handling concerns. Getting the proper alignment takes attention to detail, experience and knowledge. Our factory-trained Ford service technicians have the knowledge, original equipment manufacturer parts and tools to help ensure your service is correct the first time.
If you are not experiencing any of the above misalignment symptoms, you can keep your vehicle in prime shape with scheduled alignment checks. An alignment is also recommended when you buy new tires. Consult your local Ford Dealer or discuss recommendations with your Ford service technician the next time you have a tune-up.
Ready for an alignment check? Check out the available service coupons here and contact your local Ford Dealer to schedule an appointment today.