Volkswagen Wheel Alignment
Misaligned wheels can cause uneven and rapid tire wear. It is normal for wheel alignment to change through the life of the vehicle as wear accumulates and especially if the vehicle is driven on rough roads. If abnormal tire wear or damage is discovered when checking tire pressures or during vehicle maintenance, or your Volkswagen has developed symptoms such as pulling to one side or that the steering wheel is not centered when driving straight, the wheel alignment should be checked and corrected if needed. In addition, a wheel alignment provides a ride that's free from pulling or drifting. This not only will increase the life of your tires, but also will also increase the safety of your vehicle by giving you more predictable vehicle control. At Don Jacobs Volkswagen, we provide a precise four-wheel alignment performed by Volkswagen trained certified technicians, using the most technologically advanced tools designed specifically for your vehicle.
Proper wheel balance helps prevent unnecessary wear to the tires, steering, and suspension components and also provides for a more enjoyable driving experience. Wheel balance normally changes as tires wear and should be checked periodically when you change or rotate tires, and especially if you have noticed speed-related vibration while driving.
Studies have shown that up to 70% of vehicles on the road have at least one under-inflated tire. Checking and maintaining tire pressure regularly will help extend tire life and reduce fuel consumption. Every time you check your Volkswagen's tire pressures, you should also examine the tires for damage, foreign objects, and wear. Under-inflation increases a tire's rolling resistance. Don't wait until your tires "look" low, or the TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) warns you that your Volkswagen's tire pressures are low before you check them.