Wheel Alignment Maintenance - 1996 Ford Escort

Why Is Ford Escort Alignment Important?

An alignment involves making adjustments to your Ford Escort's suspension system, which connects the wheels with the rest of the vehicle. During the service, the individual angles of your tires are adjusted so that they come into contact with the road in just the right way — the way Ford intended them to. When your suspension is aligned to Ford’s optimal measurements, all four tires have equal pressure applied to them on the road. This gives you several benefits: your car handles better, the lifespan of your tires increases, and your suspension system experiences less strain. Bring your 1996 Ford Escort in for a wheel alignment and we'll start with an alignment check. Then, we’ll adjust the angles as needed until they match recommended measurements from Ford. We’ll make sure your tire pressure is at the correct level, too.

When Should I Get Ford Escort Wheel Alignment?

It's a good idea to have your Ford Escort alignment checked every 6,000 miles or so. Believe it or not, even one misaligned wheel can reduce fuel efficiency, and could cause premature wear on your car if not corrected. You may also want to stop by for an alignment check if you notice any of the following with your 1996 Ford Escort: pulling to the left or right, uneven or rapid tire wear, a steering wheel that sits crooked while driving straight, or tires that squeal frequently. Unlike with other potential issues, you won’t see any dashboard warning lights in your Escort if your wheel alignment needs attention.

Costs for Ford Escort Alignment Services

Let’s talk numbers: Ford Escort wheel alignment might be more budget-friendly than you think. Over the years, it could actually save you money. Appropriately aligned wheels can support increased tire lifespan and fuel efficiency, meaning you could get more miles out of the same tires or tank of gas. 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 1996 Ford Escort wheel alignment estimate.

Answers to Ford Escort Alignment Questions

  • Why does my 1996 Ford Escort steering feel different? Pay close attention to changes in your steering. There is no “alignment light” on your dashboard, so it’s up to you to stay ahead of misalignment. If you notice a change in how your car handles while driving, call on the techs at Firestone Complete Auto Care to check your Escort alignment.
  • Are there road conditions that can hurt my Ford Escort alignment? When it’s safe to do so, avoid driving over potholes or hitting curbs. These road obstacles can wreak havoc on your wheel alignment, as can wear and tear from rough road conditions.
  • New tires on your Ford Escort? Did you just have new tires installed on your Escort? A wheel alignment can help them wear more evenly from the get-go.

Repairs for Your 1996 Ford Escort

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Schedule Your Ford Escort Alignment

Keep your vehicle on the straight and narrow, and head to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your 1996 Ford Escort wheel alignment. Schedule your alignment online now.