What is Car Alignment?

Mechanics Aligning Vehicle

If you notice that your vehicle feels a little off-kilter as you make your way through Round Rock and Huttle roads, you may find that your car needs an alignment. So, what is a car alignment you may ask? While you might think the problem is with your wheels, a car alignment is actually geared more toward your car’s suspension. Alignment is when the suspension is altered to point your wheels into specific angles. Having this done ensures better handling and performance, and ensures your tires wear evenly. Learn more at Sterling Acura of Austin.

Car Alignment Symptoms

So, what kind of car alignment symptoms should you know about? There are several reasons why your car may need an alignment. If you notice any of the following when you’re behind the wheel it may be time to bring it in for a realignment:

  • You have uneven tread wear on the inside and outside of your tires
  • You vehicle pulls to the left or right without any steering direction
  • Your steering wheel is off-center and turned to the left or right
  • Your steering wheel vibrates or shakes

Car Alignment Costs

If you find that your vehicle needs an alignment, you’ll be glad to know that car alignment costs won’t have you breaking the bank as it will typically cost between $70 and $100. If you have a luxury vehicle, it may run you closer to $200. Having a car alignment will only take around an hour to get done, although many service centers will only have one alignment rack or system, so it’s best to make an appointment beforehand.

Find More Helpful Automotive Service at Sterling Acura of Austin

Now that you know more about car alignment symptoms and costs, you can find even more service features at Sterling Acura of Austin such as how often to get an oil change, how to rotate tireskey fob battery replacement, or why your car is overheating. And, you can count on our service team to have you back on the road in no time and save when you take advantage of our service coupons. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule an appointment near Dripping Springs!


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