Wheel Alignment consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other. The reason to have this done is to maximum ize the tire life and to make sure that your vehicle runs straight when you are driving along a straight and level road.
Wheel Alignment & Wheel Balance
The symptoms of a car that is out of alignment are:
- Tire wear is uneven or
- Rapid tire wear
- Vehicle pulls or drifts away from a straight line
- Vehicle wanders on a straight level road
- The spokes of your steering wheel are off to one side when you drive on a straight and level road.
Note: Roads can be banked. The… Read More
To find out if you need an alignment:
- Check each tire and look for uneven wear patterns.
- At each tire, take a coin and insert it in the tread at the inside, center and outside.
- If the tire is over inflated, the tread is deeper on the edges than in the center.
- If the tire is under inflated,
Wheel Balancingis done to make sure that the tires and wheels will spin without vibrations. The way this is done is to check for heavy focal points on the wheel/tire. Once the heavy focal points are found the wheel/tire is balanced by placing a pre-measured weight on the wheel opposite… Read More