Wheel Alignment in Toronto, ON

Regular driving on the road can cause your wheels to get knocked out of proper alignment. For the benefit of your vehicle, you should keep your wheels all pointed in the right direction. The good news is, it’s easy to get them realigned, and the team here at Downtown Ford in Toronto, ON, is more than happy to take care of it for you. Read on to learn more about wheel alignment.

Why Do I Need A Wheel Alignment?

Regular driving makes use of your vehicle’s steering and suspension, and everyday wear-and-tear can cause them to slowly begin to drift out of alignment. Driving over rough or uneven terrain, or hitting potholes and curbs, can really take a toll on your vehicle’s alignment. When your wheels are out of alignment it can greatly affect your handling on the road, especially if you have to fight your steering wheel to stay straight. It will also cause uneven wear on your tires, which can reduce their overall lifespan.




What Are The Common Signs I Need An Alignment?

There are a couple warning signs your vehicle’s wheels may be seriously misaligned.

  • Your vehicle begins pulling to one side while driving.
  • Your steering wheel is off-centre when you’re driving straight.
  • Your steering wheel vibrates when you’re driving.
  • Visible uneven wear on your tire treads.





How Often Should I Get My Alignment Checked?

You should probably get your alignment checked every time you come in for service, but unlike a regular oil change, there’s a few other times we recommend you get your alignment adjusted. When you get new tires installed – including when you swap your seasonal tires – you should have your alignment checked. Any time you get your vehicle lifted or lowered, as well. Naturally, if you’ve been in an accident, or had a serious impact with a curb or pothole, you should also have your vehicle checked promptly.




Get Your Wheel Alignment at Downtown Ford

Here at Downtown Ford in Toronto, ON, our wheel experts are ready and able to help you get your wheels and suspension aligned so you can get safely back on the road. We also offer a wide selection of seasonal tires, and a state-of-the-art tire storage facility.