When Does a Land Rover Need a Tire Alignment?

A wheel alignment on your Land Rover should be performed the same time any new tires are installed. In Sarasota, this occurs normally every 2-3 years. However, there may be other issues that creep up and then an alignment should be done before that period is up.

Here are some common signs that you need a tire alignment:

  • Vehicle pulling to the left or right
  • Your steering wheel is crooked when driving straight
  • Uneven or rapid tire wear
  • Tires making noise

Your wheels are aligned when all four of them are true to each other so they are all rolling at the same angle and direction. Misaligned tires can cause premature tire wear and reduced gas mileage. When wheels aren’t aligned the vehicle tends to pull to the left or the right and that is a safety issue.

The ideal way to align a Land Rover is to align all four wheels at once. Sometimes people try to save money by getting a front-end wheel alignment, but this really does not make sense for four wheel drive vehicles.

Benefits of a Tire Alignment

  • Helps maintain even tire tread-wear
  • Extends the life of your tires
  • Improves handling
  • Improves fuel economy

Will You Notice if the Tires and Not Aligned?

Usually the first thing a driver notices when wheel alignment is off is that there is a steering pull to either the left or the right. An easy way to test if your vehicle really does have a steering pull is to drive on a smooth straight section of an empty parking lot. If the vehicle still pulls to one side, you need to get things checked out.

The second most common symptom of an alignment issue is uneven tire wear. If the tires are worn more on one side than the other, chances are good you have an alignment problem.

Get Your Land Rover’s Tires Aligned

At Jesses’ Garage, we know that your Land Rover vehicle will receive expert care because our technicians are adept at quickly aligning your vehicle’s tires. Our technicians regularly perform alignments and a host of other Land Rover mechanic services as well.¬†After our Sarasota technicians work on your car, you’ll notice it will drive smoother than before the alignment. It will also have better fuel economy.

Schedule your appointment today to take advantage of our tire alignment service.