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What You Need To Know About Wheel Alignment (And Why It Matters)

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What You Need To Know About Wheel Alignment (And Why It Matters.)

When we think of getting on the road for a long trip, we tend to forget about wheel alignment. Many of us get our car serviced and forget that wheel alignment is crucial for our safety on the road.


Your car's wheel alignment assures that your tires are at the proper angle while on the road, pointing straight and centered to your steering wheel. Having your car's wheels to the original specs can optimize gas mileage, increase tire life, and give you a smooth ride on the road. 

Things To Look Out For

Your car does things that can make you notice that your car's wheels are misaligned. However, it is also common for your car's wheel misalignment issues to go unnoticed. Here are the best times to get an alignment service:


  • You installed new tires: If you have recently installed new tires, there is a good chance that the car mechanics have already aligned your wheel properly to go with the new wheelset. You can still ask the mechanic if they did it for peace of mind.

  • You hit a curb: Your car's wheel alignment may have become altered when we hit a curb or a hard corner. Get it checked as soon as possible if you notice any difference in the smoothness of your drive.

  • It has been more than one year since your service: If your car has been running smoothly, we still recommend that you check your car's wheel alignment at least once a year.

  • You notice an off-centered steering wheel: It is a good rule of thumb to check if your wheels are matching your steering wheel. If that is not the case, book a service appointment to have it fixed.

Your car's wheel alignment is essential to optimize the wear and tear of your vehicle; it is also for the safety of yourself and everyone on the road. Here at Dubwerx, we have expert mechanics in Ohio that can make your life easier by taking care of your car. If you are in the area of Cincinnati, Ohio, Contact Dubwerx today for an appointment with our specialist technicians! And don't forget to follow us on Facebook for news and updates. We look forward to meeting you and your Audi, Volkswagen, or Porsche. We are located at 6323 Madison Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45227, our hours are Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM.


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