Apart from changing your oil regularly and keeping up with maintenance inspections, having your wheels aligned is one of the most important services you can have performed for your car. Beyond performance, having your wheels balanced can also save you a good deal of money on unnecessary repairs and parts replacements.
While it’s easy to tell a car or truck with severe alignment issues — the jerky motion, the handling issues — it may not be so easy to tell a vehicle with minor wheel alignment issues. Yet, even slightly unbalanced wheels can reduce your fuel efficiency and cause excess wear and tear to
Have Your Wheels Balanced by Medicine Hats Professional Mechanics
Living in Medicine Hat, you know how much of an issue potholes can be — they’re also the primary cause for wheels becoming misaligned. Also, bumping into concrete parking space dividers and curbs, or just fair wear and tear, can lead to alignment issues, so it’s always best to include an alignment as part of your routine maintenance cycle. You’ll also be saving money and help extend the life of your vehicle.
We generally recommend having a wheel alignment performed every 5,000 to 6,000 miles, or when you notice your steering wheel jostle or veer to one side predominantly.