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Wheel Alignment

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Simple Answers from Pro Muffler & Brake Shop: Wheel Alignment:
How do I know when I need a wheel alignment?

Pro Muffler & Brake Shop Answer:
When Benton Harbor car owners’ wheels are properly aligned they all point in the same direction. When they are out of alignment, most Michigan car owners notice a couple of things. First the auto pulls to one side when driving. It could be slight or pretty severe. If your wheels have been out of alignment for a while, you’ll also start to see uneven tire wear – the shoulder on either the outside or inside of the tire is worn down more than the other.

A whole bunch of steering and suspension components are joined together. Everyday Benton Harbor driving can cause Benton Harbor car owners’ wheels to go out of alignment over time just from the joints loosening up. That’s why most manufacturers recommend an alignment check every couple of years. Depending on where you live in Michigan or the conditions you drive in (off-road driving, harsh Benton Harbor winter conditions, poor pavement, etc.) – an alignment inspection every year at Pro Muffler & Brake Shop may be called for.

Suspension and steering components wear over time as well which can lead to dangerous and expensive alignment issues for Benton Harbor auto owners. Of course, a big bump like hitting a curb or pothole can knock a wheel out of alignment or damage a an important steering or suspension part.

Your friendly & knowledgeable Pro Muffler & Brake Shop technician will survey your tires for uneven wear. The type of wear provides clues for what might be wrong. Undercar parts are inspected for wear and damage. The alignment machine will provide a reading of how each wheel is aligned. The reading is compared with the alignment settings recommended by the vehicle manufacturer, and then the service professional makes the necessary adjustments and repairs to bring your wheels back into alignment.

Now putting off a wheel alignment in Benton Harbor can get pricey for Benton Harbor drivers because of tire wear: a bad alignment can chew through a tire pretty quickly. If you see uneven tire wear, if your steering wheel is off center, or your auto pulls to one side ask your friendly & knowledgeable Pro Muffler & Brake Shop service professional about getting an alignment check.

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Pro Muffler & Brake Shop
2094 South M-139
Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022
269.926.2006

http://promufflerandbrake.com/

Tech Question On Tire Wear

Pro Muffler & Brake Shop Tech Question:
My name is David. My auto tires wore out early and I had to replace them. What can I do to make my tires last longer?

Pro Muffler & Brake Shop Answer:
David’s problem – premature tire wear – is very common for Benton Harbor auto owners. Here are several ways to lengthen the life of your tires:

First, tires lose air pressure over time, so check them at least once a month and fill them up as necessary. A sticker on the driver’s side door jamb has the recommended pressure.

Tire rotation is also critical for Michigan drivers. Your front tires take the brunt of stopping and steering forces so they wear faster than the rear tires. They should be rotated regularly so that all four tires wear more evenly. Talk to us at Pro Muffler & Brake Shop in Benton Harbor.

Out of balance wheels can also cause a tire to wear too fast. Benton Harbor auto owners who feel a vibration in their seat or steering wheel may have a wheel out of balance.

Finally, bad wheel alignment and worn or damaged suspension can chew through a tire very quickly. Ask your friendly & knowledgeable Pro Muffler & Brake Shop service professional to have your tires inspected for signs of premature wear. Your service specialist will be able to pinpoint the cause and get it taken care of.

Give us a call

Pro Muffler & Brake Shop
2094 South M-139
Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022
269.926.2006

http://promufflerandbrake.com/

Go Straight With A Wheel Alignment

Ever been in your local Southwest Michigan grocery store and had one of those shopping carts – you know the one with a messed up wheel that wobbles like crazy. Your cart shakes and pulls to one side – if you’re not careful it’s clean up on aisle three.

Wheel alignment on your minivan is a lot like that. One or more of your wheels can get out of alignment; you feel a vibration in your steering wheel – which may also be off-center. Your minivan might pull to one side and your tires start to wear unevenly – you could chew through a tire in a few months.

Sometimes wheels get knocked out of alignment by something big like hitting a curb on a bumpy Benton Harbor road or slamming into a pothole. But everyday driving takes a toll and minivans lose alignment over time. That’s why manufacturers recommend an alignment check at regular intervals. At Pro Muffler & Brake Shop Inc, we offer a full menu of quality auto repair and maintenance services including wheel alignment.

In your alignment inspection, your knowledgeable technician will check your tires and your suspension system for damage. He’ll test your alignment to see if it’s within manufacturers specifications. If not, he’ll make necessary adjustments to get your minivan wheels all pointing the same direction again.

If your minivan pulls to one side, you feel a vibration in the steering wheel or your tires seem to be wearing abnormally, talk with your service adviser. You may need to put an alignment inspection at Pro Muffler & Brake Shop Inc into your shopping cart.

Give us a call!

Pro Muffler & Brake Shop Inc
269.926.2006
2094 South M-139
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
At Pro Muffler & Brake Shop Inc.,  we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 269.926.2006.

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