If you've ever driven over a deep pothole or ran over a curb, there's a good chance your car's wheels became misaligned. But you don't need to run over something for your vehicle to go out of alignment. The car can go out of alignment by itself over time. If you live in Veradale, wheel alignment service is just a short drive away when you visit the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center in Post Falls, Idaho.
When the wheels are out of alignment, you'll notice the vehicle pulling to one side. Left unchecked, the tires' tread will wear unevenly, leading to shorter tire life. If you drive over a bump and notice your car isn't driving straight, head over to the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center for expert wheel alignment services near Veradale.
We refer to the service as a wheel alignment, but it's actually the suspension and steering systems that aren't at the proper angles. When you visit Knudtsen Chevrolet, our certified service technicians will reset the angles to match the manufacturer's specifications. Your car will drive properly again, without pulling to the left or right.
It's a good idea to get your car's wheels aligned after a significant driving incident like a fender bender or after replacing the suspension or steering mechanism. You'll find your vehicle's wheel alignment specifications in your owner's manual.
During a wheel alignment, our expert service technicians will use specialized equipment to measure your vehicle's suspension and steering components' angles and reset them to meet the manufacturer's specifications. Your car will ride more smoothly, the tires will wear move evenly, and you'll get better fuel economy. The technicians will inspect and fine-tune the front and rear steering and suspension systems. They'll also check the tire air pressure and the general condition of the tires.
If your vehicle needs a wheel alignment, don't put it off. A car that doesn't drive straight isn't safe to operate. Driving with misaligned tires can cause tire problems, including cup wear, feathering and one-side wear.
Cup Wear: This problem arises as the result of worn or bent suspension components. When the tires are cupped, there will be cupped dips around the inside or outside edge of the tire tread.
Feathering: Improper alignment can cause tread ribs to wear lower and smoother on one side and higher and sharper on the other.
One-side Wear: This occurs when the inner or outer tread blocks wear out more quickly on one side. One-side wear is the result of excessive camber (wheels that are tilted inward or outward at the top).
If your car pulls to one side, bring it to the certified service technicians at the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center. They'll align the wheels quickly so your vehicle can get back on the road safely.
We're located at 1900 E. Polston Avenue in Post Falls, ID, ready to assist you when you need help. Schedule your service appointment by phone or use our website's Schedule Service page. We look forward to serving you soon!