Wheel alignment is unique to each vehicle model. Manufacturers specify each of the numerous parameters, taking into account the steering and suspension systems, engine, and original tires.
Even though today’s vehicles are better designed and more resistant to impact than in the past, hitting a pothole or curb, or frequently driving over speed bumps can cause the wheels to become misaligned.
Poor alignment affects the car’s performance, causing the steering wheel to vibrate or the car pull to one side, forcing the driver to constantly correct course in order to keep moving in a straight line.
Over time, poor wheel alignment can damage other parts and, in particular, can cause your tires to wear unevenly and faster than usual. That’s why it’s important to get your wheel alignment checked by a certified NAPA AUTOPRO technician, who will be able to correctly align the front and rear axles.
Tip: If you can’t avoid a pothole, brake right away to slow the vehicle down, and then release the brake pedal before the vehicle hits the hole.