The Importance of Wheel Alignments

March 1st, 2019 by

Many things go into maintaining your Competition vehicle, to make sure it
performs safely and at its peak. Wheel alignment affects fuel efficiency, tire wear, tire
performance, vehicle handling, and maneuverability. You should have your BMW
checked with Competition BMW of Smithtown’s Service Center. The following symptoms
are signs of poorly aligned tires:

 Excessive or uneven tire wear
 Feeling of looseness or wandering
 Steering wheel vibration
 The steering wheel is not centered when the vehicle is moving straight

It is recommended to bring your BMW in to have your car alignment checked every 10,000 miles, or at least once a year.

The importance of a total alignment:

 Reduced tire wear: Improper alignment is a major cause of premature
tire wear and damage. Over the years, a properly aligned vehicle can add
thousands of miles to the tire life. Most tires are replaced prematurely
due to adverse wear.

 Better gas mileage: Gas mileage increases as rolling resistance
decreases. Total alignment sets all four wheels parallel, which along with
proper inflation, reduces resistance.

 Improved handling: If your car is pulling to the side or you constantly
have to move your steering wheel to keep the vehicle moving straight
ahead, know that these handling issues can be solved with a total
alignment service from a Competition Automotive shop in Smithtown,
NY. With all the vehicle components aligned properly, the shock is more
efficiently absorbed for a much smoother and enjoyable ride.

 Safer driving: A suspension system inspection is part of the alignment
process. This allows worn parts to be detected before they become a
costly issue.

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