Wheel alignment at Subaru of Fremont

Wheel Alignment Services

Like many aspects of a vehicle, your wheels will eventually need to undergo routine maintenance to ensure optimum safety and performance of your car. Wheel alignment is an essential piece of vehicle maintenance, and whether you're driving a Forester or a sporty Crosstrek, you will eventually need your wheels realigned. At Premier Subaru of Fremont, we have an expert service center that can help you with all of your maintenance needs, and we are well practiced in wheel realignment so you can keep adventuring in your Subaru.

Wheel Misalignment

Wheel misalignment generally pertains to disruption of your suspension that can cause your wheels to sit at improper angles. There are several causes, but many times it can be attributed to normal wear and tear. This can be easily prevented by regular maintenance and wheel realignment services during oil changes or routine tune ups. Other causes include by a sudden impact, such as running over a pothole, hitting a curb, or a car accident.

Wheel misalignment can cause a myriad of issues with your vehicle. It drastically reduces the life of your tires as it can cause uneven wear on your wheel tread. This can cause an unexpected blowout, as misaligned wheels can cause wear on your tires in different places. Misaligned wheels can also cause a decrease in fuel efficiency, as they make contact with the road with greater resistance. Misaligned wheels for extended time periods can drastically reduce the life of your vehicle, so its important to recognize the signs and maintain a regular service schedule.

Knowing When to Realign Your Wheels

In light of the problems that misaligned wheels cause, the symptoms are generally easily recognizable so you can get your vehicle to our service center in a timely manner.

  • Crooked Steering Wheel: If you're driving in a perfectly straight line but your steering wheel is off-center, this could be an early sign that your tires are misaligned. Although seemingly minor, you should still take your Subaru into our Service Center to check your wheels.
  • Vibrating Vehicle: If you feel your Subaru is vibrating at the steering wheel while you're driving at higher speeds or while accelerating, you may be experiencing your wheels trying to pull in opposite directions. Although there may be several causes of vehicle vibration, wheel misalignment is a likely reason.
  • Uneven Tire Tread: Not only does wheel misalignment cause your tires to wear out at different rates in different places, you may notice a faster-than-normal deterioration of your tires. Check your tire tread on a regular basis at home, and if you notice uneven tread your wheels may be misaligned.
  • Vehicle Drifts to the Left or Right: If you're holding your steering wheel and notice that you're making constant course corrections, your vehicle is pulling you in a different direction. This may also cause fatigue and sore arms, and an overall dangerous situation.

For any wheel realignment services, Premiere Subaru of Fremont has a top-of-the-line service center that is ready for you, your Subaru, and any issue that may arise. You can schedule with us easily over the phone or online, and receive excellent vehicle care by our expert technicians.