11 Sep Why Keeping up with Your Honda’s Wheel Alignment Is Important
If you regularly check to make sure your Honda’s tires are properly inflated and occasionally rotate your tires, you may think it isn’t necessary to keep up with wheel alignment as well. Many drivers feel that apart from occasionally losing pressure or getting a puncture, tires will be fine. However, your wheel alignment plays a key role in the normal functioning of your Honda’s wheels, tires, and overall performance.
What Is Wheel Alignment?
During the process of wheel alignment, a technician will take the time to make sure that all of your Honda’s wheels are lined up exactly how they should be. He or she will check that every wheel is perpendicular to the road and that they are parallel with each other.
Boost Your Honda’s Fuel Savings
If your wheels aren’t aligned, there will be uneven pressure exerted on the tires, causing them to push on each other. This leads to uneven friction and an increase in resistance from the road. In other words, your Honda’s engine has to work harder to move forward, burning more fuel. By aligning your wheels, you will decrease resistance, creating a smoother and more efficient drive.
Increase the Safety of Your Honda
If the wheels are poorly aligned, this causes your Honda to begin pulling to one side frequently. This can cause a serious safety risk, particularly on uneven or wet roads. Keeping your wheels aligned lets you stay firmly in control of your vehicle’s handling, minimizing the risk of accidents.
Another thing to consider is that when your wheels aren’t aligned properly, the increase in road resistance leads to an increase in pressure acting on the rubber of your Honda’s tires. That pressure leads to increased wear and tire, causing you to replace your tires sooner than you would otherwise. In other words, keeping your Honda’s wheels aligned lets you take full advantage of your tires’ lifespan.
When it is time for your next Honda wheel alignment, head to the service center at Honda of Aventura in North Miami Beach, Florida.