Getting an alignment is the type of service that you don't think about until you need it. We know that alignments prevent your car from drifting to the left or right, but they can benefit your vehicle in several ways you may have never considered. So, why should you get your car aligned? Here are just a few benefits of a proper alignment.

1. Smooth and Polished Ride- First and foremost, having a properly aligned car helps control and handle your vehicle. Whether on the highway or down a winding country road, you'll be able to feel the difference. Reduce the bumpiness and vibration that may arise from misalignment.

2. Increased Lifespan of Parts- When your vehicle is misaligned, it stresses many different parts. Your suspension, differential, brakes, and more must work a little harder to get the job done. You can save money in the long run by getting alignments.

3. Better Fuel Efficiency- When your tires aren't evenly lined up, they drag slightly, making your engine work harder to move your vehicle forward. When the power and torque are efficiently spread across all four tires, your gas tank and wallet will thank you.

4. Longer Lasting Tires- As we've covered in previous blogs, different wear patterns on your tires can provide further insights into what may be troubling your car.

Thinning on the edges more than the middle or vice versa can indicate you need an alignment. Even wear can preserve your tires for the long haul, especially if you get regular tire rotations.

The bottom line is that alignments ensure all your wheels work in lockstep in the same direction. The tiniest change can have a significant impact over time. Unfortunately, most people can't perform alignments at home due to the technology involved. For service, you can trust in Ashland, Virginia, bring your vehicle to Ferber's Automotive and Body!

Written by Ferber's Automotive & Body Shop