Having the tires aligned are important because the tires will wear out more quickly and could create a driving hazard. When the tires are not aligned, they wear out unevenly compared to each other. The tires will also likely show a rough and slightly torn appearance. When tires wear unevenly, their life span is shortened significantly. Since the tires will not wear as long, you will have to replace them more often. More importantly, bad tread on the tires can decrease the traction as you drive.
You can check the condition of the tires by standing in front of the vehicle. If the tires tip in, the tops are closer together than the bottoms, the tread will wear away on the inside of the tire first. If they tip out, bottoms closer than the tops, there will be more wear on the outside.
One of most important things you can do for your vehicle is to go to regularly scheduled maintenances. This can help to be aware of any issues that might be starting to form. We can then advise you what the options are to resolve the issue. We can also inspect the tires. This is important because well-maintained tires will be able to rotate efficiently when you drive. It can also help improve the fuel mileage of your vehicle. That is because the tires can rotate correctly with one another.
Having the tires inspected can help provide several benefits. The most visible benefit of an alignment is less tire wear. The cost to keep your wheels properly aligned should be far lower than having to replace four tires that wore out too soon. This makes an alignment a cost-effective procedure that should be part of regular car maintenance. An auto accident can also be a much larger expense than a realignment bill. Proper alignment can help avoid accidents caused by uneven tire wear. If you notice anything out of the norm, make sure to bring your vehicle in so we can check it for you.