Though tire rotations and tire balancing services will go a long way towards maximizing the life of your Volkswagen vehicle’s tires, they’re not the only tool in your tire longevity toolbox. Even if you regularly rotate and balance your tires according to your owner’s manual’s service intervals, your wheels may also need an alignment service. Wheel alignment impacts the wear patterns and wear rates your tires experience and affects your fuel economy. It can end up costing you more money in replacement tires if left unaddressed. Frequently, a two-wheel alignment service at Volkswagen of New Port Richey, located near Elfers and Seven Springs, FL, will fix the problem. Our Volkswagen-certified technicians help you get the most out of your tires.
It depends on the vehicle because there are so many causes of bad wheel alignment. The most common cause of unaligned wheels is an impact with a sidewalk, curb, pothole, or another jarring obstacle, but it’s not the only cause. General wear and tear of everyday driving can slowly move your wheels out of alignment over time, as can a damaged or loose suspension part. In general, you’ll want to be aware of the most common signs of unaligned wheels, including a steering wheel that has to be held at an angle to drive straight, a vehicle that pulls in one direction on a flat, straight highway, or vibrations in your steering wheel or driver’s seat.
In our state-of-the-art Volkswagen service department near Bayonet Point and Tarpon Springs, FL, we have the latest and greatest alignment technology that makes resetting your alignment to factory default settings incredibly accurate. Our Volkswagen-certified technicians will raise your vehicle on a lift and inspect your suspension system for any signs of damage. If any is found, damaged parts will be replaced with genuine OEM parts. After that, they’ll use computers to align your front two wheels’ camber, caster, and toe settings back to their original manufacturer settings.
If your vehicle is with us for a bit, take advantage of the transportation alternatives we have available at Volkswagen of New Port Richey. We provide complimentary Uber/Lyft services, courtesy loaner vehicles, rental car services, and a courtesy transportation shuttle. At Volkswagen of New Port Richey, we go the extra mile to ensure our customers aren’t left without transportation while we service their Volkswagen vehicle in New Port Richey, FL. We make it easy and convenient to schedule service online or by phone. We look forward to seeing you soon.