Drivers are typically aware of issues their Jeep® vehicle may experience, such as motor, transmission, or electronic problems. However, many people don’t understand wheel-related issues like alignment problems and may not know what to do in such a situation.

Our skilled professionals at Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM in Bowie, MD, are ready to help you with a lesson in Jeep service that could save you from a roadside emergency.

Signs your Jeep® Vehicle Needs Wheel Alignment

  • Your car pulls left or right: If you’re on the open road and your Jeep vehicle starts to veer away from the straightaway, you probably need a wheel alignment. Your suspension system connects your vehicle with its wheels, helping absorb shock and keep your car driving smoothly. When it starts to pull in one direction, your wheels are out of balance, putting you and your passengers at risk of a road emergency.
  • Your tires wear unevenly: When your Jeep vehicle is out of alignment, it will cause your tires to wear out unevenly, making them more prone to damage from road debris or potholes. Also, replacement tires can be an unexpected cost that’s higher than your budget allows. Repairing your wheel alignment, as well as getting routine tire rotation, will keep your tires in better shape for longer.
  • Your steering wheel tilts off-center or shakes: Imagine driving on a busy highway when suddenly, your steering wheel starts to shake intensely — sounds pretty scary, right? Nobody wants to encounter an emergency in a dangerous situation, like cruising at high speeds in heavy traffic. Getting a wheel alignment can keep you safe and secure while you’re on the road.

So, if you’re experiencing any of these issues, drive your car straight into the Ourisman Mopar® Service Center and let our technicians get you back to driving confidently and safely.