Your wheel alignment contributes to the longevity of your tires and the ideal control of your vehicle while driving. However, when the wheel alignment is off or misaligned, it will not only contribute to poor vehicle handling but also prematurely wear down your tires. Both can end up, resulting in costly repairs or, worse, accidents. So, make sure your wheel alignment on your Volkswagen is taken care of, right up there with regular engine oil changes. Fortunately, wheel alignments are easy to do; they are one of the most common services provided with regular maintenance checks and tire changes/rotations.
Not addressing the alignment will start to make itself known pretty quickly. First, there’s going to be a noticeable tug or pull to one side of the road. One can see this even when the misalignment is slight by simply letting the vehicle float while driving in a safe area in a straight direction. The car will start to veer to one side in a few seconds. It gets more pronounced at a higher speed. More severe problems will involve vibration, as well. The driver ultimately finds him or herself having to constantly steer the car back into a straight, desired direction.
The actual alignment process involves fine-tuning the adjustable parts connecting the car to the wheels and suspension. Using the right parts from VW alignment services near Minneapolis and quality consumable replacements also makes a big difference in performance.
When you bring your Volkswagen to get a two-wheel alignment or even a four-wheel alignment, we make sure that it only gets serviced by certified mechanics trained to Volkswagen standard and using factory-issued replacement parts and consumables. Both ensure that your alignment is done right every time instead of being the 50/50 job one is most likely to end up receiving from a discount aftermarket service provider. This gives a Volkswagen owner a number of protections, including specific part warranty protections on replaced parts that are expected by Volkswagen to function properly for the set duration when installed by a Volkswagen-certified mechanic. Again, these protections are not available elsewhere.
If you’re located in Inver Grove Heights, MN or the surrounding areas of Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Burnsville, MN, schedule your next service with us at Volkswagen of Inver Grove. We can include a wheel rotation and alignment, and you’ll know your Volkswagen has been professionally checked and prepared for the road by Volkswagen standards. Don’t kill your tires prematurely or risk your safety driving. Let us check everything and make sure your wheels are functioning correctly. Call or email to schedule your appointment today!