Wheel alignment

Wheel alignment / tire alignment

Wheel alignment consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other.¬† The purpose of these adjustments is to reduce tire wear, increase gas mileage, and to improve handling by ensuring that car alignment is straight and true, so the car drives without “pulling” to one side, resulting in safer driving.

How important is wheel alignment? Think of it this way: Research indicates that the average car is driven about 12,000 miles per year. A car with toe alignment just 0.34 degrees (Just 0.17 inches) out of specification has dragged its tires sideways for more than 68 miles by the end of the year!

Symptoms of poor auto alignment include excessive or uneven tire wear, a steering wheel that pulls to the left or right, a feeling of looseness or wandering, steering wheel vibration or shimmy, or a steering wheel that is not centered when your car is moving straight ahead.

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