When you consider car maintenance plans, 4-wheel alignment may not be at the top of the list, but it is essential. All-wheel alignment impacts other key components of your driving experience in addition to maximizing your tire life and ensuring consistent wear across the tire surface. At Weimer Volkswagen of Morgantown, we specialize in Volkswagen four-wheel alignment, whether you drive a Jetta, a Tiguan, or any other VW model. If you live in Waynesburg, Morgantown, Westover, Cassville, Harmony Grove, or Star City, contact our service department today to discuss your alignment needs or to schedule an appointment.
Wheel Alignment is vital for a smooth driving and riding experience, and it can change very quickly. Alignment issues can start after something as simple as hitting a pothole or bumping the curve. They can also follow what seems like a minor traffic accident. On the mechanical side, problems with your shocks or springs can impact your alignment. When you have an alignment problem, one or more of your wheels may be slightly tilted or twisted. When this happens, it impacts the way the tire meets the road and functions in conjunction with your other wheels.
Without repair, when vehicle alignment is off, your car can start pulling in either direction. This makes for a more stressful driving experience as you are constantly "correcting course," and it's easier to drift between lanes or off the road if you are momentarily distracted. You may also experience additional road noise to a distracting level and face some serious safety concerns. A sustained alignment problem creates drastically uneven tire wear and can lead to a blowout while driving.
You should request an alignment check whenever you have your tires rotated at a service center. This helps identify any minor alignment issues. Alignments are generally recommended once per year, but they can be required more or less frequently based on your driving conditions. Because a sudden impact with a nasty pothole can cause an alignment problem, it is possible you may need two in three months. When you drive less frequently or on good roadways, it is possible you will not experience a problem in two years or more. Even if you are not experiencing a noticeable issue, you should still have the alignment checked at a regular service interval.
When you visit Weimer Volkswagen of Morgantown, your car will be serviced by highly-trained technicians who specialize in Volkswagen automobiles. We can provide a four-wheel alignment in Morgantown while conducting other service visit basics for your car, such as an oil change or brake pad replacement.