How often should I get my wheels aligned?

How often should I get my wheels aligned?

Making sure the wheels on your vehicle are properly aligned does a lot to extend the life of your tires. Sometimes your wheels can become misaligned by hitting potholes or even hitting the curb when parking.

Knowing how often you should have your tires aligned is subject to how your vehicle is handling. Alignments aren't typically listed by manufacturers on maintenance schedules so how often you align your wheel is all about paying attention to your vehicle.

How to tell if your wheels need to be aligned

One quick and easy way to tell if your tires are aligned to see how well your vehicle stays on track. By staying on track, we mean "Does your car drift one way or another while you drive?" If, while you are driving, your car automatically drifts to the left or right without you turning the steering wheel, you need an alignment.

Another way to tell if your wheel may be out of alignment is looking at your tire tread wear. If your tires have uneven tread wear, this is a sign you tires may need a wheel alignment. Contact our Sherwood Ford team today to schedule your wheel alignment.