How is your alignment holding up with all of the potholes this winter?

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Are you tired of the many potholes on the streets these days?  Even every day, normal driving can cause misalignment through worn parts or weakened springs and struts, but deep potholes and curb hits can create havoc with your suspension.  Your wheels will sit at improper angles if some of the highly calibrated components are knocked out of whack, creating uneven wear patterns on your tires.  An alignment at Honest Accurate Auto Service restores these angles to their correct specifications, allowing the wheels to sit straight and your vehicle to drive straight.

How do you know if your car needs an alignment?  Take a look at your tires.  Are they wearing unevenly?  Do you see more tread wear on the outside edges of your tires?  If you observe either of these, it’s a good indicator that your car is out of alignment, which means that the steering and/or suspension components require adjustment.  A couple of other indicators that an alignment is needed would be if your car tends to drift or pull to the side when you are driving straight, or if you are driving straight and your steering wheel is slightly off center.

The most cost-effective benefit of an alignment is longer tire life, with more even tire wear.  With tires costing $100-$300 each, an alignment for about $100 can save you money in the long run, and should be a part of your vehicle’s regular car maintenance program.  Secondary benefits of an alignment include better fuel mileage through reduced rolling resistance, and the added safety of knowing your car will go in the direction in which you steer.

So, what should you expect when you have your vehicle aligned at Honest Accurate Auto Service?  This elaborate process will be performed by one of our highly-trained, ASE Certified Technicians, utilizing state-of-the-art, computerized alignment equipment that will provide you with pre-alignment and post-alignment print-outs, detailing all the critical measurements that relate to measureable/definable suspension angles…toe, camber and castor.  If, when we set your vehicle up and record all the initial settings, your car or truck’s alignment falls into the manufacturers recommended specifications and adjustments are unnecessary, you will only be charged for an alignment check, not a full alignment.  If afull alignment is required, you can rest assured it will be done accurately and professionally.

Your family can trust our family to keep your car running safe, without spending more than necessary.   For an alignment in Colorado Springs, schedule an appointment today at our East Location: (719) 638-1800 or West Location: (719) 598-6306.

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