Professional Auto Care
Do I really need to get an alignment when buying a new set of tires?
By not getting a wheel alignment done at the same time as getting a full set of tires, you can significantly decrease the life of your tires. After spending all that money to replace them it would be a pity to cut their life short because of opting out of getting a four wheel alignment.
Vehicles are composed of steering and suspension parts and those parts have wear points. These spots are usually bushing, ball joints, and other mechanical components. The four wheel alignment adjusts the vehicle to meet the original factory specs which helps minimize tire wear and allows for a smoother ride and handling.
Alignments on vehicles come out of specs [out of manufacturer specifications] because of our roads and driving conditions. Plus, those curbs that came out of nowhere or those pot-holes, can do some damage when it comes to wheel alignments, as well as wheel balancing. Not getting a wheel alignment while replacing tires results in poor handling and cornering, and a considerable increase in tire wear.
Professional Auto Care is an award-winning family owned and operated auto repair shop located in southwest Houston. It has been run by the same family, the Serratos Family, for nearly 35 years. Professional Auto Care services Domestic, Asian as well as select European vehicles. We are known for our professionalism, transparency and quality of work. Since our humble beginning in 1983, we always strove to provide the best, most reliable service in Houston with a hint of the personal touch. The founders, Everardo and Claudia Serratos, are still involved with the daily operations of the car maintenance and auto repair shop.