Wheel Alignments

One of the best ways to protect your vehicle’s tires is to make sure that the wheels are properly aligned. In its simplest form, a wheel alignment is the adjustment of the wheels so they are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ground. Misalignment of wheels can cause excessive tire wear along with steering or tracking problems.

Top 5 Benefits of Wheel Alignment

  • Longer tire life
  • Better gas mileage.
  • Assures warranty compliance (with rotations)*
  • Bad alignment can negate benefits of tire rotation
  • Improves vehicle handling and safety

We recommend vehicle alignment checks every 6-12 months. More often if driving in extreme conditions, potholes, or if your vehicle is not handling properly. A bad jolt, such as hitting a pothole, can throw your vehicle out of alignment even if you recently had it checked or aligned. Such an impact can also bend the rim, causing a loss of air pressure, and create damage to your tires with little or no visible external indication. An easy way to remember when to get your alignment checked is to do it every other tire rotation.

Improper Alignment Example

When we do an Alignment check, we’ll show you a computer generated printout indicating the vehicle’s alignment. And we’ll be honest with you. If you don’t need it, we’ll tell you. If your vehicle does need an alignment, our service staff will speak to you before performing the full alignment.

When we perform an alignment on your vehicle, our service technicians will provide you with a detailed report listing your vehicle’s alignment specifications before and after the adjustments were performed. The report is yours to keep, and will list the work that was performed along with stating that your vehicle’s alignment is within the manufacturer’s specifications.