Itís no surprise that your vehicle will drive better in
Providence, Warwick, North Kingstown, Coventry, Cranson and any
other suburbs on Greenwich Bay if all the wheels are pointed in the same
direction. Thatís called wheel alignment. If your wheels are out of alignment you may
notice that your car pulls to one side or the other.
Something that you wonít notice right
away, but you will if you keep driving the outskirts of Greenwich
youíre out of alignment, is that your tires are
wearing unevenly and fairly quickly. Thatís because when the
vehicle is pulling to one side, you have to steer it back
straight. The outside of the tire just wears out fast because
youíre constantly turning, which can be very exhausting on a long
road trip from downtown Providence Ė fighting to keep the vehicle
going straight down the road.
Some of the things that commonly throw a wheel out of
alignment are slamming into a pothole in North Kingstown, smacking
a curb in Coventry or something like a rock in Cranson. And it
doesnít have to be a big shock, it can just be the regular bumps
and bangs of daily driving that add up and eventually take your
vehicle out of alignment. Thatís why one of our advisors at
International Motor Group may
suggest having your alignment checked periodically.
With an alignment service
at International Motor Group, we measure each wheelís alignment
and to see where they are relative to factory specifications.
While we have the vehicle on the alignment rack, we inspect the
tires for wear as well as the suspension and steering components
for damage or wear Ė things that can contribute to
alignment problems. With some sedans you can adjust all
four wheels so we bring all wheels into alignment. On those
vehicles where you can only adjust the front wheels, we bring the
front into alignment relative to the rear.
Cost varies by whether or not itís two or
four wheel adjustable. Four-wheel drive vehicles may have an
additional charge because theyíre more difficult to align. At any
rate, itís cheaper than having to replace tires every few months.
If itís been a while since youíve had your
wheels aligned, there are several ways to schedule an appointment
for service and/or repair with International Motor Group; Either
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE,
CALL US at 401-885-4044 and/or bring your vehicle to our
service center at 4614 Post Road in Warwick R.I. 02818 for an