Volvo cars have been around for quite a while, and the consistency in the quality of the cars they manufacture is a major contributing factor to their popularity in the market. However, the wheels and suspension system of the Volvo are a bit finicky and are usually a common trouble spot for Volvo owners. A Volvo wheel alignment is usually recommended in such situations.
A wheel alignment simply entails the alignment of all four wheels in a car such that the tires are calibrated, so the wheels are in line with the direction of rotation. When your wheels are properly aligned, the steering is easier to maneuver, fuel economy becomes more efficient, and your car tires wear out more evenly and less frequently. Essentially, proper wheel alignment guarantees a satisfactory and safe driving experience.
Misaligned wheels cannot go unnoticed, and as a driver, it is important that you know and are alert to the signs of a potential wheel misalignment. Symptoms of misaligned wheels are best observed when the car is in motion. Vibrations all through the passenger’s cabin from the steering wheel to the seats and floorboards, wobbling steering wheel and uneven tread wear pattern on the tires are all signs that you are driving with an improper wheel alignment. Additionally, if your vehicle seems to be veering off course while driving whether you are at normal speed, accelerating or braking, your Volvo is unstable and is in dire need of a wheel alignment.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, then it is best you bring your car in for maintenance and servicing. While misaligned wheels do not pose much of a threat to the rest of the vehicle, if left unchecked, they are bound to cause the tires to wear out prematurely. Our wheel alignment services are based on the manufacturer’s recommended specifications that way you can enjoy a driving experience similar to what you had when you first bought your Volvo.
A wheel misalignment can be initiated by accident, deteriorating road conditions and wear and tear of the tires. In other words, while driving, you should take extra care to avoid potholes, curbs, parking blocks, road dividers and essentially anything that can nudge the wheels and steering of your Volvo out of alignment. Wheel alignment is recommended as part of the routine maintenance of your vehicle as it will go a long way in ensuring a more enjoyable and smoother drive.