ALIGNMENT

Tire wear, safety, fuel efficiency

We recommend an alignment after the installation of new tires. This helps you get the most life from your new tires. Wheel alignment checks are always advised after a significant impact or uneven tire wear is detected. Also, get a check annually, or twice yearly if you typically travel on rough roads.

Our new state-of-the-art Alignment system allows for quick audit checks, which reduces costs and finds potential issues early before they become costly or dangerous.

Misalignment Causes

Misalignment can decrease your gas mileage by up to 10%. Instead of rolling freely, misaligned tires drag. That means if your tires aren't adjusted properly, you could be spending more money on gas. A wheel alignment could help you conserve fuel and fill up less often.

What causes a car to lose alignment? Here are the top causes your vehicle may fall out of alignment:

  1. Sudden disturbance or impact from hitting something such as a pothole, bumping into a curb, going too fast over a speed bump, or an accident.

  2. Suspension components, including poor shocks or struts, become worn or loose affecting alignment.

5 Benefits of Getting a Wheel Alignment

  1. Increase Fuel Efficiency: When your automobile isn't aligned correctly, your wheels aren't working together the way that they should. 

  2. Reduce Expensive Auto Repairs 

  3. Experience Smoother Driving

  4. Improve Vehicle Safety

  5. Increase the Life of Your Tires

Did you know that there is more to getting good fuel economy than just watching how hard your right foot presses the go-pedal? Automobiles are a system, not just a bunch of parts thrown together. Each subsystem must be functioning at its peak in order to maintain the vehicle’s overall peak performance. Some components have large effects, such as the engine and transmission, while others contribute less, such as tires. Regardless of how much the component system contributes does not matter if you are looking at saving every drop of that precious fuel.

The caster and camber are adjusted with spacers on double-wishbone type suspensions. Strut suspensions have little to no adjustment for caster or camber.

One of the most overlooked systems in a car is the steering, and more importantly, the wheel alignment. Sure, when the car is pulling to one side, it gets annoying and eventually you take it to a shop, but the alignment of the steering and suspension components is critical for fuel economy. Save from the tires themselves, the alignment is the last step in moving your vehicle down the road, ensuring it is set correctly will help get the most from your gas tank.

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