Having a tire alignment is important because it will improve the longevity of the tires. As you drive, the tires will start to wear a certain way. Ideally the tires should wear evenly around them. Each tire should also wear the same as the other. Even though this is the ideal scenario, it does not always happen that way. The tires will need to be inspected regularly. This should include air pressure, tread wear, any flat spots, and how the tires are as far as overall condition. The spare tire is also important. You will want to check this when you check the other tires. The spare tire will need to be driven on if another tire blows out.
Having the tires aligned should be done on a recommended schedule. This can be found in the owner’s manual, or we can recommend when they should be aligned. Doing so will help the vehicle to travel more smoothly as well. Another sign of an alignment issue is when the vehicle feels like it is pulling in one certain direction over the other. The steering can be off, or the alignment could be. So it is always beneficial to have the vehicle brought in so we can properly inspect it for you.
The tread can also be a sign of how the tires are wearing. If the tread wears unevenly, then the tires may benefit from having an alignment done to them. Check the tread on all four tires, and how it is wearing. You can check the depth of the tread by placing a penny upside down in the groove of the tire. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, then the tread has worn too thin. Make sure that you check all four tires when you do this. If one tire is wearing differently than the rest, and alignment can benefit it. You will also notice an improvement with how your vehicle handles as well.