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Gig Harbor Alignment Service

Your car might have an alignment problem if: it drifts or pulls to one side, your steering wheel is off center, you have uneven tire wear or your car doesn’t feel like it handles right. When all of a vehicle’s wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into potholes, smacking a curb or other object are great ways to knock your car out of alignment. Then one or more of your wheels starts pulling in a slightly different direction and the problems begin. Driving for an extended time when you're out of alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly and excessively. This can be dangerous and expensive. You'll have to replace your tires sooner, but even worse - you may cause premature wear to your suspension system, which can be really expensive. The front wheel alignment is adjustable on all vehicles, and the back wheels are also adjustable on some cars. The adjustment can go three different ways. The first adjustment i ... read more

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Straight And True In Gig Harbor: Wheel Alignment

Straight And True In Gig Harbor: Wheel Alignment

Most Gig Harbor folks worry about running out of gas or having a breakdown on the side of the road. That is why we practice preventive maintenance on our vehicles — that and to keep our repair bills down. But one important part of preventive maintenance that may get overlooked by Gig Harbor car owners is a periodic alignment inspection. Poor alignment causes tires to wear rapidly, unevenly or both. This means they will have to be replaced early, and new tires are more costly than an alignment check in Gig Harbor. Bad alignment can also cause damage to suspension and steering systems, which can be expensive to repair in Gig Harbor. Tire wear on misaligned wheels can also lead to blowouts, which are dangerous, can lead to serious accidents, and can seriously damage your car, truck, SUV. Also, poor alignment itself can be the cause of an accident, since the car, truck, SUV may not steer properly. One or more wheels on your car ... read more

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Mackert Automotive LLC Auto Tips and Videos: Alignment Inspection

Mackert Automotive LLC Auto Tips and Videos: Alignment Inspection

Uneven tire wear, the auto pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Gig Harbor drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment. When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor will check your tires for uneven wear as well as suspension and steering parts for signs of wear or damage. He'll also compare your current alignment with the car maker's settings. Your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation for when to check alignment. Of course, this recommendation is based on normal driving. If you have been in collision, hit a curb/pothole, frequently drive off-road around Gig Harbor, or notice any symptoms of misalignment, have your Mackert Automotive LLC service professional carry out an essential alignment check. Give us a call Mackert Automotive LLC 253-851-3307 3416-B 57th ST CT NW Gig Harbor, Washington 98335

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Alignment

Hello Gig Harbor motorists! Let's talk about alignment. One of the most important parts of preventive maintenance for your vehicle is keeping the wheels in alignment. Poor alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly, which can significantly reduce their lifespan. This means you will have to replace them more often, which can be costly in Gig Harbor. It can even damage your suspension system, which is a costly repair. But even more importantly, uneven tread wear can lead to blowouts on the road, a dangerous and potentially deadly safety risk for Gig Harbor auto owners and their passengers. It may not take an accident or bad driving habits to "knock" your tires out of alignment. Tires can go out of alignment with just everyday Washington driving. Gig Harbor road hazards, pot holes, uneven or gravel roads, even the bumps and bounces of normal Gig Harbor highways and surface streets can gradually put your car, truck, SUV tires out of alignment. So it's go ... read more

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Go Straight: Wheel Alignment For Automobiles

You may have an alignment problem if your car drifts or pulls to one side, your steering wheel's off center, you have uneven tire wear or your car doesn't feel like it handles right as you drive down our local streets. When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into potholes, smacking a curb or other objects around , are great ways to knock your car out of alignment. Then one or more of your wheels starts pulling in a slightly different direction and the problems begin. Driving for an extended time when your car is out of alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly and excessively. Sometimes the tire can be worn so badly that it will fail. At the very least, you'll have to replace your tires sooner. You could end up with premature wear to your suspension system, which can be really expensive. The front wheel alignment is adjustable on all vehicles, and the back wheels are als ... read more

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Fuel Saving Tip: Alignment For Your

Imagine you've left and you're up in the arctic on a dog sled. Your dog team is pulling straight and true. You can cover a lot of ground fast. Now imagine what would happen if one or two of the dogs wanted to go their own way and were pulling off to the side. That would slow you down. You would have to work harder to keep the sled going where you want it. The dogs are all working as hard as before, but you're covering less ground for the same effort. You're wasting kibble. The same is true of your vehicle when the wheels are out of alignment. That wheel that's pulling to the side is dragging down the rest of the car; so you push a little harder on the gas pedal to keep up your speed. You're wasting gas. So have your wheel alignment checked at least once a year. Get it checked right away if you feel the car pulling to one side. Sometimes we bump a curb or hit a pothole and knock our wheels out of alignment. An accident can take the wheels out of align ... read more

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Trip Inspection

North Americans love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than the road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road - it's great! But there's nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt. Now you can't always avoid problems, but you can take steps to reduce the probability of getting sidelined on your trip. The first step is to look at your trip plan from your vehicle's perspective. What kind of roads will you be traveling - winding byways or super-highways? Mountains or plains? What weather conditions are you likely to encounter? How many miles will you travel? How much weight will you be hauling - passengers and luggage? Lugging a trailer or roof top carrier? Will it be dusty? Armed with the answers to these questions, you can start a trip inspection to help you prepare your vehicle for your big adventure. A lot of our customers prefer to go through this exercise with an automotive servi ... read more

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