Not everyone can spot a misaligned tire. It’s not as if all but one of your wheels will be facing forward, so the odd one is obviously the tire to fix. Even though it involves some of the largest parts of your vehicle, wheel alignment needs a very delicate touch. The smallest adjustment to the alignment of one wheel can make a significant difference to the ride of your vehicle and the life of your tires. When you’re driving down Massachusetts’ weather-beaten roads, how your wheels meet the road affects the feel of the ride for the passengers.
You may have even noticed some effects of poor alignment without knowing what they are. Has your vehicle begun pulling to one side while on a straight road? Does it take more effort from you turning the wheel to make a proper turn? Is there any squeaking from your wheels during a turn? Even one of these defects could indicate that your wheels are misaligned. A vehicle with misaligned tires is like standing with your weight on the side of your foot where the pressure is not supposed to be. Regular wear on the wrong area of your tire will weaken it significantly and make it much more likely to burst. Direct your wheels to our shop in Tewksbury and we will show you how we go about realigning them!
Making Use of Technology
At Jim Boudreau’s Automotive Service Center, we utilize a Hunter Wheel Alignment machine to get the most accurate assessment of your vehicle’s wheel alignment. By placing sensors at a specific place on each tire, and measuring between the sensors, this machine allows us to see even the smallest discrepancy in your alignment. Misaligned wheels will shorten the life of your tires causing them to wear unevenly, lose traction, and even making them more likely to burst! The more convenient and cheaper option is to ensure your wheels are properly aligned and for our mechanics to monitor the wear before the tires become ineffective or dangerous. If your tires are reaching the end of their life, we have a wide selection to choose from and any one of our technicians will be able to help you find a tire that suits your vehicle’s needs and your driving habits.
Part of the Big Picture
Wheel alignment is just one element of ongoing preventative maintenance. Many emergency maintenance issues can be avoided if they are detected early enough. If you have any concerns about your vehicle or are unsure about the current state of your wheels, come into our shop at 2184 Main Street in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, for our Lube-Oil-Filter Change Special! Our technicians will inspect various systems in your vehicle including the brakes, air conditioning and battery life. Jim Boudreau’s Automotive Service Center will realign the wheels and adjust the tire pressure to meet our 65-point safety inspection. Use our online scheduling system or call us at (978) 658-2120 for an appointment today!