Cars with incorrect wheel alignment have excessive or uneven tire wear, pull to one side, feel loose or wandering, vibrate or shimmy the steering wheel, and do not center the steering wheel when the car is moving straight. Research shows that the average vehicle gains 12,000 miles per year when the wheels are kept in alignment. A car with a misadjustment of even only 0.17 inches will drag tires sideways for over 68 miles in one year. Correcting wheel alignment results in reduced tire wear, better gas mileage, improved handling, and safer driving. Wheel alignment should be checked every 10,000 miles, once a year, or according to your car manufacturer’s recommendations in the owner’s manual. Call Fontaine and Sons, Inc. today to check the wheel alignment on your vehicle.