Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance Services in Edmonton
Having you ever been out and about on a grocery run and noticed that your car isn’t handling as it normally does. You can feel your car pulling one way more than the other and you’re struggling to keep it going straight down the road? This is a good indicator that you’re due for a wheel alignment. You don’t need to be a car expert or enthusiast to notice the obvious symptoms of needing a wheel alignment. The point of this service is too ensure you’re getting the most out of your vehicle in terms of gas mileage, proper tire to road contact and an overall smoother ride.
Symptoms of Wheel Alignment Problems
- Uneven tire wear
- Noise coming from your steering
- Pulling to either the left or right
- Squealing tires
- Crooked steering wheel as you drive.
Once our technicians determine that you need a wheel alignment, they’ll notify you of the problem, and get to work to get you back on the road safely.
Do you Need a Wheel Alignment After Getting New Tires?
This answer is yes, we would recommend getting a wheel alignment after getting yourself a new set of wheels. This service allows your tires to sit evenly on the road and ensures that they align properly inside your wheel wells. Another common issue that we see is when our customers decide to only switch one or two wheels. When doing this, it’s important to remember that having different tires can have different tread wear meaning you could find one tire wearing out faster than the others.
What Causes The Need For a Wheel Alignment?
If you live in Edmonton, you're probably aware that the roads aren't the best in most areas. This means bumpy roads and big pot holes making you wince before your wheel enters the crater, leaving you hoping nothing is wrong with your vehicle, when chances are something has been thrown off. Not to worry, NBS auto has all your wheel alignment needs covered!
What’s The Difference Between Wheel Alignment and Balance?
This is a common question we get asked by our customers. If a wheel is out of balance, this will cause a shaky steering wheel or vibrations that can be felt in your seat if it has gotten to the point of poor condition. Wheel alignments are also easily noticeable because you’ll feel your car pulling right or left.
To summarize, Wheel balancing provides an overall smoother riding experience while also minimizing that bouncy feeling as you drive, preventing cupping wear and extended tire life. Wheel alignments also maximize tire life and keep your vehicle straight on the road.