When you notice your vehicle drifting to one side while driving, this is the surest sign of the wheels being misaligned. It is common after hitting a pothole, bumping into a curb or other similar impacts. These common situations can bump your tires out of alignment, causing difficulty steering as your tires constantly drift in one direction or another.
When your tires are misaligned, the most common and dangerous issue is difficulty steering. Instead of smooth handling, you will have to work to keep your vehicle driving straight. Your vehicle’s suspension may also be impacted, as the misalignment throws off the balance of other moving parts of your vehicle. Your tires will also wear down faster on the points of contact where the tire is out of proper position.
All of these effects of tire misalignment result in reduced safety while handling your vehicle. And because tire alignment service is not typically part of your vehicle’s maintenance service schedule, it’s important to be aware of how your vehicle is handling so you can spot the warning signs and schedule an appointment.
The proper alignment of your vehicle’s tires will depend on their current state, and so will need to be assessed carefully by a service technician. Briggs Nissan has only factory-trained technicians and uses the specialized alignment equipment needed to accurately set your tires back in place for optimal safety and handling. The alignment process involves measuring and setting the camber, caster, and toe of your tires. This simply means:
Once all three are set properly, your vehicle is back in alignment!
Briggs Nissan has locations in both Manhattan, Kansas and Junction City, Kansas. Each location has a state-of-the-art service center, and Nissan parts and gear boutique, as well as beverages and fresh coffee while you wait. You can also take part in the Nissan One To One Rewards member benefits, where you can receive credit for every dollar spent on parts and service.