When you purchase a Ram Cummins, you are in it for the long haul. You know that you are purchasing one of the most substantially-built and reliable trucks in the industry. Whether it’s for work or for play, you can count on your Ram Cummins to get you where you need to go.
One of the reasons that a Ram Cummins is so reliable is that it’s built to handle even the toughest demands. The engineering and parts on your truck are designed to work together to handle the most rigorous adventures. Ram Cummins offers some of the best endurance and performance in a truck, but there are times it needs to be brought into the shop for maintenance.
One of the main reasons your Ram Cummins would need routine maintenance is wheel alignment. Your truck’s wheel alignment ensures your tires perform as designed so they last as long as possible. When your wheels are out of alignment, this problem can create major issues. Let’s take a closer look at why your Ram Cummins needs proper wheel alignment.
Natural Wear and Tear
Your truck is meant to be driven, but each time you use it, you are exposing it to different elements. Torque and friction lead to the steady decline of your truck’s parts. Continual pressure can cause shocks, springs, and tires to become unaligned from their original configuration and correct position.
This is a more drastic cause of misalignment in your truck, but it’s also the most common reason for it. Sudden impact from hitting a curb, driving too fast over a speed bump, driving over a deep pothole, or getting into an accident can throw off wheel alignment. The greater the impact from one of the above, the greater the chance that your truck’s wheel alignment is off and would benefit from realignment.
As opposed to impact, this is a less common reason for the wheel alignment on your Ram Cummins to be off, but it is still a factor with some drivers. Changing the height of your truck needs to be done with precision. You need to make sure your wheel alignment remains intact during the process. The suspension on your truck is designed for the manufacturer’s height, and changing the height without adjusting the suspension accordingly can lead to tire misalignment.
Common Signs of Wheel Alignment Issues
These are a few signs to look for if you are concerned that your wheels aren’t aligned properly.
If your truck is pulling to or favoring one side, the tires need to be aligned. The more it pulls to one side, the worse the alignment of its tires is, and it will become harder to drive in a straight line the longer the alignment goes without being adjusted. If your steering wheel feels loose or vibrates while the truck is in motion, the tires are not aligned correctly.
Misaligned tires affect the longevity of your tires. If you notice bald spots or uneven tire wear, your tire alignment needs to be adjusted.
Finally, if your tires make a squealing noise while you are accelerating or turning, you should bring your Ram Cummins in to be checked out by a professional.
Diesel Pickup Bros is Here to Help
If you’ve had a serious wheel impact or notice any of the above warning signs of poor wheel alignment, come see us at Diesel Pickup Pros. We proudly serve Ram Cummins owners in Floyds Knobs, Georgetown, Jeffersonville, New Albany, IN and Louisville, KY. In fact, we are Louisville’s go-to shop for pickup and work truck wheel alignments.
We know that your truck can’t do its job if the wheel alignment is giving you issues. We always use the latest tools to diagnose and repair wheel alignment issues. Our mechanics are factory-trained, ASE-certified, and ready to get you and your truck back out on the road.
We believe in quality over quantity and will always make quality repairs when working on your vehicle. When you drive away from our shop, you will have confidence in your truck and in our workmanship. We back up that promise with a 24 month/24,000-mile warranty on all parts and labor. Come see us today and get back on the road quickly and safely.