Suspension and Alignment Service in Ann Arbor, MI
Suspension and alignment diagnostics and help for your car is one visit to Advanced Automotive, your local Ann Arbor suspension service.
Ann Arbor suspension service
The suspension system of your vehicle does far more than just ensuring a smooth ride. In fact, creating a comfortable driving experience in one of the least important jobs vehicle suspension systems perform.
Suspension systems are first meant to absorb shock and vibration, and ensure that tires are consistently in contact with the road.
Without absorbing shock, every bump on the road turns into a shock or vibration that you can feel all throughout your vehicle and body. It's extremely uncomfortable for the passengers, and it massively accelerates the wear on the body of the car, truck, or SUV. Potholes would not only hurt you but cause significant damage to your entire vehicle. Suspension systems absorb these shocks, protecting your vehicle from the damage they would otherwise cause.
Ann Arbor alignment service
When your wheels are not aligned, instead of working together, they work against each other. When three are pointing straight, and one is pointing slightly to the right, the misaligned wheel will not only wear substantially faster as it tries and fails to pull the car where it is pointing, but it will impact the efficiency of your vehicle, as your engine works harder to power through that drag.
Properly aligned wheels do all of the following with ease:
- Help to reduce tire wear and improve gas mileage.
- Improve the overall handling of the vehicle, not to mention the safety of driving long distances and on the highway.
- Allow the vehicle to turn as efficiently or sharply as necessary, even on winding or slippery roads.
FYI: If a wheel on your vehicle is misaligned by even a degree as small as 0.34 of a degree, after driving your car or truck 12 000 miles, you will have subjected it to the equivalent wear of dragging it sideways more than 68 miles.
It's a scary fact that becomes way less worrisome when you put your vehicle in the hands of a technician at Advanced Automotive of Ann Arbor, Michigan.