Wheel Alignment Service for 1997 Ford Contour

Schedule An Alignment for Your Ford Contour

Keep your vehicle on the straight and narrow, and head to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your 1997 Ford Contour wheel alignment. Schedule your alignment online now.

How Does Ford Contour Alignment Work?

Alignment services involve precise adjustments to your Ford Contour’s suspension system, the connection between the vehicle and the wheels. In an alignment service, calculated changes are made to the angles of your tires. This is so that your tires hit the road at an optimal angle for your vehicle’s performance — just as Ford intended. When your suspension is aligned to Ford’s optimal measurements, all of your tires experience equal pressure. Three good things happen as a result: you enjoy a smoother ride, your tires wear more evenly and last longer, and your suspension system experiences less strain. Before we adjust the alignment of your 1997 Ford Contour, we’ll start by checking the current alignment angles. If needed, we'll adjust your wheel alignment angles to match Ford recommendations. We'll also ensure your tire air pressure is correct.

When to Get Ford Contour Wheel Alignment

To keep your suspension in good shape, have your Ford Contour alignment checked about every 6,000 miles. Even a small misalignment can decrease your fuel efficiency, and over time can lead to premature wear and tear on your vehicle. You might also want to get an alignment check if you experience any of the following when driving your 1997 Ford Contour: a pull to one side while the car is in motion, rapid or uneven wear on one or more tires, a crooked steering wheel when driving straight, or squealing tires. You won’t see any warning lights on your Contour dashboard if your wheel alignment is off, so pay close attention to these symptoms.

Costs for Ford Contour Alignment Services

On a budget? Ford Contour wheel alignment might be more affordable than you think. Over the life of your car, it could help you save on overall costs. Properly aligned wheels may help increase fuel efficiency and tire lifespan, so you can fill up less often, plus get more miles out of your tires. Regular wheel alignment checks and adjustments could also cut down on future auto repairs. Contact your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care for a no-hassle 1997 Ford Contour wheel alignment estimate.

Ford Contour Alignment Questions

  • Where's the alignment light on my 1997 Ford Contour? Don’t wait until your alignment is really out-of-whack to get a professional alignment check. Stay safe and have your Contour alignment inspected and corrected as soon as you notice a sign of misaligned wheels.
  • Are there road conditions that can hurt my Ford Contour alignment? Hitting a pothole or curb can alter your wheel alignment. So can general wear and tear over time.
  • I just bought new Ford Contour tires. Do I need an alignment? Did you just have new tires installed on your Contour? A wheel alignment can help them wear more evenly from the get-go.
  • How often should you get a wheel alignment for your Contour? Check your Contour owner's manual for Ford's recommended interval. It's generally a good idea to check your alignment every 6,000 miles or 6 months, depending on which comes first.
  • Do you need an alignment with new Contour tires? It’s likely not a requirement to get an alignment when you install new tires on your Contour, but it's a smart idea to do so anyway. An alignment can help ensure even tire wear, smooth handling, and better fuel efficiency.
  • Who offers Contour wheel alignments near me? Firestone Complete Auto Care has you covered with Contour wheel alignments. Visit one of our alignment shops near you today!
  • Can an alignment solve my Contour’s crooked steering wheel? If you have a crooked Contour steering wheel, a wheel alignment is likely the solution. When your wheels are out of alignment, it can make your Contour pull to the side, leading to a crooked steering wheel even when driving straight.

Repairs for Your 1997 Ford Contour

Your Ford Contour runs best when it’s well cared for. Keep your car running newer, longer with repairs from Firestone Complete Auto Care. Learn more about 1997 Ford Contour repairs below.