Dan Perkins Subaru Answers Your Frequently Asked Questions about Wheel Alignment

Potholes are familiar sights here in Connecticut -- meaning misaligned wheels are, too. Wheels that are not properly aligned can cause uneven tread wear (and fast). For wheel alignment and tire service in Milford, simply secure your spot in the certified Subaru service center here at Dan Perkins Subaru. Our state-of-the-art equipment and factory-trained technicians can align your vehicle's wheels efficiently -- saving your tires before it's too late.

You can get some insight into wheel alignment by reading the Frequently Asked Questions below:

What is a wheel alignment on a car?

Contrary to what the term implies, wheel alignment refers to the adjustment of a vehicle's suspension system. The angles of the tires are adjusted with proper suspension alignment, ensuring even tire wear. When your vehicle first rolled off the assembly line, the wheels were set at precise angles for optimum performance. As Subaru specialists, we know exactly how the manufacturer intended for the wheels to be angled -- meaning we can return it to factory specifications.

Do I need to do an alignment with new tires?

It's a good idea to have the suspension components checked when you get a new set of tires. You want to get the most out of your new-tire investment, and misalignment could cause your brand-new tires to wear unevenly and prematurely. New tires can also have some weight imbalance to them, so it's important that they are balanced to ensure a smooth ride.

How often should I get an alignment?

The wheel alignment should be checked annually, such as when you have the tires rotated. But if you notice that your car drifts to one side, or that you have to turn the steering wheel away from center in order to drive straight, you should have the alignment inspected promptly.

For wheel alignment to tire rotations and everything in between, Dan Perkins Subaru is your one-stop shop for all of your tire service needs in the greater Milford, Danbury, Branford, Norwalk, Wallingford and New Haven area. We encourage you to reach out to our service advisors for more information at 888-603-7951.

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