Description: Wheel alignment consists of a series of interrelated measurements and adjustments that bring a vehicle’s steering, suspension and on-road driving characteristics into manufacturer specifications.
Purpose: Proper wheel alignment reduces tire wear, improves fuel economy and handling, while increasing driving enjoyment and safety.
Maintenance Tips/Suggestions: Have your car’s alignment checked once a year or as soon as you feel something odd. Normal wear and road conditions can take their toll on your car’s steering and suspension system, possibly throwing the alignment settings out of specifications. Traditionally, alignments have always been associated with only the front wheels, but no longer. Consider this: The rear wheels set the direction of vehicle travel; the front wheels steer the vehicle. Having all four wheels checked ensures directional harmony as your car goes down the road. Some common symptoms of your car needing an alignment include uneven tire tread wear, pulling to one side, wandering, and an off-center steering wheel. Start an annual routine of alignment checks and you won’t have to experience reduced tread wear and a loss of vehicle performance. While having your cars alignment set, it also serves as the perfect opportunity to balance the wheels.