10305 Hull Street Rd.
Midlothian, VA 23112

Simple Answers from A Auto Body Inc: Alignment

Question:
How do I know when I need a wheel alignment?

A Auto Body Inc Answer:
When MIDLOTHIAN drivers’ wheels are properly aligned they all point in the same direction. When they are out of alignment, most Virginia drivers notice a couple of things. First the vehicle pulls to one side when driving. It could be slight or pretty severe. If your wheels have been out of alignment for a while, you’ll also start to see uneven tire wear – the shoulder on either the outside or inside of the tire is worn down more than the other.

A whole bunch of steering and suspension components are joined together. Everyday MIDLOTHIAN driving can cause MIDLOTHIAN drivers’ wheels to go out of alignment over time just from the joints loosening up. That’s why most recommend an alignment check every couple of years. Depending on where you live in Virginia or the conditions you drive in (off-road driving, harsh MIDLOTHIAN winter conditions, poor pavement, etc.), an alignment inspection every year at A Auto Body Inc may be called for.

Suspension and steering components wear over time as well, which can lead to and alignment issues for MIDLOTHIAN drivers. Of course, a big bump, like hitting a curb or pothole, can knock a wheel out of alignment or damage a steering or suspension part.

Your friendly and knowledgeable A Auto Body Inc service advisor will check your tires for uneven wear. The type of wear provides clues for what might be wrong. Undercar parts are inspected for wear and damage. The alignment machine will provide a reading of how each wheel is aligned. The reading is compared with the alignment settings recommended by the manufacturer, and then the technician makes the necessary adjustments and repairs to bring your wheels back into alignment.

Now putting off a wheel alignment in MIDLOTHIAN can get dangerous because of tire wear: a bad alignment can chew through a tire pretty quickly. If you see uneven tire wear, if your steering wheel is off center or your vehicle pulls to one side, ask your friendly and knowledgeable A Auto Body Inc service advisor about getting an alignment check.

A Auto Body Inc
10305-D HULL STREET ROAD
MIDLOTHIAN, Virginia 23112
8046741173

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  • “A” AUTO BODY
    10305 Hull Street Rd.
    Midlothian, VA 23112

  • Phone: (804) 674-1173
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