Alignment & Suspension
If you’ve noticed that your vehicle veers off to one side without constant pressure on the steering wheel or the tires are wearing unevenly, it might be time for a wheel alignment. Premier Chevrolet Of Seaside provides alignment and suspension service to help you keep going safely.
The Importance of Wheel Alignment
When you buy a new Chevrolet vehicle, the wheels are in perfect alignment. However, that alignment can change with a lot of driving, especially if you travel over gravel or rough roads. When this happens, it causes the vehicle to steer improperly. The tires wear more on one side or the other, which makes them less stable.
Signs your vehicle might need an alignment:
- Vehicle pulls to the left or right
- Car shakes
- Steering wheel wobbles
- Steering wheel is turned to one side when you’re driving straight
- Tires wear out fast or unevenly
If you notice any of these signs or have been in a recent car accident, it’s a good idea to contact the service department at Premier Chevrolet Of Seaside for an alignment. They will measure the suspension system to determine if and where an alignment is needed.
Along with a wheel alignment, you may need other suspension services during the time you own your Chevy vehicle. Your suspension system provides a smooth, stable ride. Over time, some components may need to be replaced, especially if you travel over rough terrain or bumps and potholes on roads.
Your struts and shocks not only provide a comfortable ride, they can cause serious issues when they begin to fail. Your vehicle can be at an increased risk for hydroplaning, swaying and poor road handling. They also help the vehicle stop sooner when you apply the brakes.
There are some signs that your shocks or struts need to be replaced.
- Uneven wear on tires
- Vehicle sways on turns
- Vehicle bounces excessively after hitting a bump in the road
- Shaky or bumpy ride
- Steering is difficult and stiff
- Mounts are worn or broken
- Fluid is leaking out of the shock or strut
- Shocks or struts are dented or show damage
If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to take in your vehicle for an inspection of the suspension system. The service department will check your suspension components and let you know what needs to be replaced.