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Why do I need a tire alignment?


Getting an accurate wheel alignment is the most important step to balance the wear and performance your Toyota vehicle's tires deliver. Getting wheel alignments on a regular basis will usually save you as much in tire wear as they cost, and should be part of your Toyota vehicle's routine, preventative maintenance. Consider it a tune up for the suspension on your vehicle.

Driving on properly aligned tires can help improve the safety of your vehicle, help increase the gas mileage you're able to achieve, and often makes for a smoother ride. Getting regular tire alignments at Ourisman Fairfax Toyota can also save you money in the long run by ensuring that your tires last longer, so you don't have to replace them as often.

How much does an alignment cost?

The cost of alignment for tires can depend on the type of car you drive and how badly the tires are misaligned. If you are worried about the price, give Ourisman Fairfax Toyota a call and ask about our service specials. We periodically provide wheel alignment coupons and discounts for your Toyota maintenance. In the long run, it will be much more cost effective to have your Toyota tires aligned properly than to frequently replace your tires.

What happens when you need a tire alignment?

Driving on tires that are out of alignment can cause uneven tread wear and make the tire tread disappear faster. Having uneven tread or low tread is the number one reason for tire replacement. Failing to have the wheels on your Toyota vehicle regularly aligned will cause you to have to replace the tires more quickly.

How can tires come out of alignment?

If you replace the tires on your Toyota vehicle, the alignment can be thrown off. This is why most tire shops, including Ourisman Fairfax Toyota, offer alignment with a new tire purchase. But your car can also be thrown out of alignment by simply hitting a deep pothole, running over a curb, or hitting another road hazard driving around Northern Virginia and Washington DC.

When should you get an alignment check?

Your Toyota automobile needs the alignment checked after you put new tires on or any time unusual tire wear patterns appear. You might also want to get the alignment checked after you hit something very hard (like a curb or pothole) or get into an accident, even just a fender bender.

Bring your Toyota car or truck into Ourisman Fairfax Toyota if you feel it pulling to one side or the other while you're driving. If you feel your Toyota vehicle vibrating or shaking while you drive around Fairfax, Virginia, you should definitely stop by our service department so we can make check it out and get you safely back on the road.


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