No. Rim straightening isn’t some sordid activity that you might come across under the “Personals” section of Craigslist (not that I’ve ever been one to look there, mind you!), but it is a rather important part of wheel repair Virginia Beach residents just seem to ignore. Actually, rim straightening is more than “rather important,” because it is the one thing that will keep you “walking” a straight line, so to speak.
While you might not be a straight arrow, and have no desire to be one, you still need to drive straight, especially if you’ve had a beer recently. As you know, you could be hit with a DUI even if a cop suspects you’ve been drinking. And if you’ve not had rim mounting and balancing with your rim straightening, then all the swerving and wobbling all over the road will give a police officer all the reason he or she needs to pull your butt over. If this occurs and you’ve been stupid enough to have just one drink in the past 20 minutes or so, you could be in deep trouble.
Rather than risk the public embarrassment, private humiliation, and possible loss of your job, do yourself a favor and make rim straightening a part of your next rim repair. It doesn’t take that much extra time, or cost a hell of a lot of extra money. On the other hand, it could save you considerable money, embarrassment, your career, and even your freedom in the short and long run.
In this day and age, we all have to pay extra close attention to the minutiae of every part of our increasingly complex lives. And let’s face it, even people over the age of 30 who are still living in their parents’ basements lives are more complicated than ever. With that being said, make sure to do everything you can to make sure your rims are straight, or you could be in for significant hardship in the immediate future.