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What do you need to know about truck alignments

After driving your truck for about 10,000 miles or so, you’ll need to get an alignment. It’s common for the suspension system in any vehicle to misalign over time.

If you wait too long, you can damage your truck’s suspension system, which only leads to more costly repairs down the road.

You may not know that you’re not necessarily modifying the wheels’ angle when you get your truck aligned but rather maintaining the suspension system.

Truck alignments allow you to drive in a straight line quickly and have more control over steering in general.

It’s a typical mistake to change your tires without ensuring your alignment is still good to go.

Remember: Truck tires are easy to replace; suspension system components are not because installation requires more time and a more skilled hand.

You may incorrectly assume that the problem is old tires, but you need a quality truck alignment.

If you think your truck may need an alignment, here are a few common indications.

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Common signs you need truck wheel alignments

The indications of an improper alignment begin subtly. In all likelihood, you may not notice the earliest warning signs like a slight, gentle pull while driving on the highway.

Common signs you need truck wheel alignments are:

  • Unusual wear and tear on tires (e.g., tread ripping off in odd spots)
  • A rattling, thumping or popping noise while steering
  • A crooked steering wheel when driving in a straight line
  • A pull to the left or right even when your truck is moving slowly
  • Vigorous shaking of the truck’s steering wheel
 
 

These are the symptoms you’ll notice after you’ve already gone too long without an alignment.

But most often, you’ll see a problem with your alignment when you briefly let go of the steering wheel.

If the problem is already severe, your truck may develop a sudden lurch to one side or the other and be very unsafe to drive at highway speeds.

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What to do when it's time to get truck tire alignments

The general rule of thumb is to get truck alignments when you repair or replace brakes, but you may have already neglected your vehicle’s maintenance schedule.

Once you stop caring about automobile maintenance, your repair bills down the line can only get more expensive.

The truth is that there’s no such thing as fast, cheap car repairs. It takes skill.

If you’re a real truck guy, you already understand how important it is to have a quality suspension system.

No one wants to replace an entire suspension system when essential maintenance suffices. Trucks undergo more punishment than sedans and sports cars.

Since trucks are technically most useful as utility vehicles to haul heavy loads, manufacturers have produced trucks to withstand a lot of abuse and need periodic maintenance accordingly.

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Common causes of mechanical problems with wheel alignments

All vehicles will need an alignment eventually, and trucks are no different. The contrast lies in the maintenance schedule.

Overall, trucks typically need more love and care than sedans.

Indeed, unforeseen road hazards, such as construction zones or the scenes of accidents, can damage tires and suspension systems.

Other causes of mechanical problems with wheel alignments could be:

  • Driving in extreme off-road conditions
  • Running over potholes in the road
  • Not slowing down enough for speed bumps
  • Hitting curbs while parking
  • Improper height modification (i.e., lifted trucks with custom tires)

 

Truck guys should pay particular attention to the last item.

Customizing your truck is an All-American past time, but you have to do it right or pay more when your suspension systems bust.

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Benefits of getting truck tire alignments regularly

You may not know that having a correctly aligned truck improves the life of your vehicle. There are a few reasons why.

First, you’ll get more outstanding gas mileage, which may come as a surprise if you’re not familiar with how cars work best. Fuel efficiency is arguably the most underestimated measurement of a truck’s performance.

When your truck’s suspension system doesn’t align properly, there is more friction placed upon tires. Tires need to grip the road well, or they’ll have to work harder to maintain steering.

Similarly, proper truck alignments make your tires last longer and wear evenly. If your tires are too warped and degraded, it’s risky to rotate them as usual, and you might need to buy a new set.

The cost of repairs is vital to any truck guy, but your and your loved ones’ safety is the most significant benefit. A truck with a new alignment will handle better and come to a stop more smoothly.

You may have grown accustomed to your old, trusty yet chattering work truck, but it may also be time to give it some tender love and care at TLC.

Visit TLC for all of your tire alignment needs

Among many other services, we provide our customers:

 
 

At TLC Auto & Truck Repair Service Center, we have the expertise and uncompromising work ethic to fix anything.

When you visit our truck repair shop, we treat you as a family member because we genuinely care.

We also guarantee our work for 24 months, or up to 24,000.

If you’d like to learn more about truck wheel alignments, call us, or book an appointment online by clicking below.

We’re here to provide quality customer service and quality truck repairs.

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