Question: Why should you get a wheel alignment?
Answer: Having your wheels aligned properly will maximize your tire life and will allow your vehicle to ride in a straight line. Having proper wheel alignment also gives you better gas mileage, improves your handling, and improves your steering. Overall, it makes driving safer.
Question: Why should tie rods be replaced?
Answer: Over time, tie rods wear and eventually fail. Worn tire rods can cause wandering, difficult steering and excessive tire wear. Tie rod ends should also be checked. Inner tie rod ends connect to the steering rack, and outer tie rod ends connect to the steering arms. Loose tie rod ends can lead to pulling, excessive and uneven tire wear on the inner and outer sides of a tire, and dangerous driving conditions.
Question: Why do you need to replace struts?
Answer: Struts play an integral role in your vehicle’s handling and braking. They keep your tires in constant contact with the road. Without struts, including springs and shock absorbers, your car would continue to bounce every time you hit a pot hole or a bump in the road. Worn struts allow your car to bounce excessively from side-to-side or front-to- back, which may remove your tires from the road. Worn struts also increase the distance it takes for your vehicle to stop and increases the wear on your tires. Basically, worn struts can make braking and cornering very dangerous.