Chattanooga, TN
In addition to the broad range of technical services offered by our Chattanooga auto repair experts, Forester’s Tire & Auto Repair also offer tire alignments and suspensions. Over time, uneven road and tire wear can jostle your tires out of alignment. Not only does this lead to a less-than-ideal ride, but also can be dangerous if allowed to progress too far. By maintaining proper tire alignment and rotation, the usage life of your tires may be extended, gas economy increased, and driving conditions made safer. Our computerized tire alignment system ensures your tires are aligned to within .05 degrees +/-. We also offer suspension repairs, fixing your shocks, struts, mounts, bushings, and other parts.

The following signs could mean that your tires need alignment:
  • Shaky steering and instability
  • Wearing of tire tread
  • Vibration from the steering wheel while driving
  • Vehicle pulls to one side

These are signs that you may need a suspension repair:
  • Fluid leaking out of the shock or strut
  • Vehicle sways when turning
  • Car dips down when the brakes are applied
  • Excessive bouncing after hitting a bump
  • Overall ride is harsh and shaky

You can check your vehicle owner’s manual to see how often it is recommended to get your vehicle aligned, but a general rule of thumb is every 10,000 miles. If your tires are in need of alignment it can cause uneven wear on your tires, which means a shorter lifespan for the tires. Regular tire alignment will result in better operation from your tires, as well as save you money down the road. Not only are properly aligned tires safer, but also more enjoyable to drive on.

Cars would not need suspensions if roadways were in perfect condition. Since that is not the case, they are very important in the operation of a vehicle. Have you ever wondered what keeps your tires on the road while driving? Or why doesn’t your car frame hit the ground after driving over a large bump in the road? Suspensions allow your vehicle to operate smoothly while the tires take on the aggressiveness of the road. Although they’re designed for the road’s harsh conditions, they do need to be replaced over time.

It is extremely important to have the proper tire alignment and suspensions when operating a vehicle. Not only will this provide longer and more effective use of your vehicle, you and your passengers will be safer when driving. Please contact us and let our experts do the work for you!