Steering Off-Center? Come See the Experts at Freedom Honda

September 15th, 2015 by

car mechanic installing sensorThink for a moment about all of the adventures you and your Honda have gone on.  With all of the great outdoor activities we have here in Colorado Springs, it’s possible to take your Honda over a variety of different surfaces – both paved an unpaved. Driving on those rough surfaces can cause your vehicle’s tire alignment – the direction the tires are pointed – to become uneven. An alignment is so much more than the wheels – the alignment of your vehicle affects your suspension. When you have an alignment done, you are adjusting the angles of the tires and how they make contact with the road.

Having your vehicle aligned when necessary is an important maintenance item to keep up on. Why would you want an alignment? First off, it’s costing you money. Tires that are out of alignment drag instead of roll freely. This drag can reduce fuel efficiency by up to 10%. Also, misaligned tires can cause even wear and lead to you having to replace tires sooner than normal. Second, it’s important to always make sure that everything on your vehicle is in working order, including its tire alignment. By having your tires in-line, you are putting less strain on your suspension. Lastly, a proper alignment will give you better control of your vehicle, something you need to stay safe on the road.

Signs you need an alignment:

  • The steering wheel vibrates
  • Your vehicle is pulling to the left or the right
  • Your steering wheel is off-center when driving straight
  • Tires are becoming un-evenly worn.

Need an alignment? Come see your friendly service team here at Freedom Honda! We’re your one-stop-shop for all of your Honda needs in Colorado Springs. Visit us online or stop by the store today for answers to all of your questions.

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