Spring Alignment and Suspension Car Care at Graff Chevrolet
Your vehicle’s alignment and suspension health impacts the overall performance of your car, truck, SUV, or crossover. While routine maintenance is important throughout every season, caring for your vehicle’s alignment and suspension is particularly important in the spring after driving all winter on pothole-laden roads. A simple inspection from Graff Chevrolet in Bay City can ensure your vehicle is performing as it should, so that you can enjoy optimal fuel economy and avoid costly damages down the road.
Alignment is what keeps your tires parallel as you drive down the road. When your alignment needs an adjustment, you’ll feel your vehicle pull to the left or right, which causes your tire tread to wear unevenly and decreases your gas mileage. With the poor condition of many Michigan roads, it’s not surprising that your vehicle may need an alignment after the winter months, and even in the early weeks of spring as new potholes continue to pop up on the roads. If you notice any of the signs below, your vehicle may need an alignment:
- Steering wheel vibrates
- Car pulls left or right
- Tires squealing
- Uneven tire wear
The performance of your vehicle’s suspension and steering systems are ultimately responsible for the smoothness of your ride. The weight of your vehicle is supported by the suspension, but it’s also responsible for keeping your tires firmly in contact with the road. With regularly scheduled maintenance, your suspension and steering system will deliver better traction, optimal performance, complete control, and a nice and even ride through the spring season. Below are a few warning signs that your suspension needs to be serviced this spring:
- Car nose-dives while stopping
- Rough ride
- Steering is hard
- Vehicle bounces a lot
- Vehicle is riding low
- Heavy tipping when you’re turning
Schedule a Service Appointment for Alignment & Suspension at Graff Bay City
If you think your vehicle needs a spring wheel alignment or suspension service, schedule a service appointment at the Graff Bay City Service Center! Our stellar team of experts are always ready to help with your spring car care needs and help to ensure that your vehicle performs its best for years to come. If you feel that your vehicle’s alignment is off or your suspension and steering system needs work, make a service appointment with us as soon as possible. We’ll take care of your vehicle, and get you safely back on the road in no time!