Schedule Toyota Alignment Service in Burlington, NC
Have you ever been driving down a straight road and felt your car drift to one side or the other? If your answer is yes, chances are your car is out of alignment. A variety of things could have caused this to happen — from general suspension problems to hitting a curb and going over a speed bump or pothole.
It’s a good rule of thumb to have your alignment checked every 12 months or 15,000 miles. But if you notice any of the following signs, bring your car into Cox Toyota immediately:
- Your vehicle feels unstable
- The wheels of your vehicle feel like they’re not hugging the road
- There’s uneven wear on your tires
- Your tires squeal when you make a turn
- Your steering wheel is rotated off-center when your vehicle is going straight
Even if you’re not experiencing any of the above indicators, it’s still better to be safe than sorry. Ask for us to check your alignment the next time you come in for an oil change. The longer you wait, the more likely the costs of repairs will go up if you do have a problem.
Car Wheel Alignment: What You Need to Know
What is wheel alignment, anyway?
Alignment is the process of having your suspension and wheels checked out to ensure they’re set to manufacturer specs. When you bring your car to Cox Toyota, we’ll place it on an alignment rack and measure the angles of each wheel. Once this is done, our technicians adjust the wheels accordingly.
Why is correct wheel alignment so important?
Safety is the biggest reason. If your Toyota’s wheels aren’t pointing in the right direction, your chances of an accident increase. But there are also other benefits to alignment, including:
- Lower maintenance costs for your tires, suspension, and steering components
- Less wear and tear
- Better performance and ride
What’s the difference between alignment and tire rotation?
An alignment adjusts your car’s suspension to ensure your wheels are oriented properly. A rotation moves your tires around your vehicle to different spots to increase longevity.
How much does alignment cost?
Prices vary depending on make and model, but the average cost is $80. Considering how improper alignment can cause tires to wear out too soon, this is a very low cost.
How long does it take?
Alignment takes 45 minutes to an hour to complete on average.