Wheel alignments are a part of regular routine maintenance to ensure your tires last their intended lifetime. By getting a tire alignment, you are preventing your vehicle from driving abnormally such as excessive vibrations and poor handling. Depending on the manufacturer like Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, there are different specifications on how to tilt and position the tires on the vehicle. If you don’t get a wheel alignment after noticing different warning signs or ignoring vehicle maintenance schedules, you risk having uneven tread wear and your safety.
Here are some signs that you may need to get a wheel alignment:
Uneven tread wear: improper alignment can cause certain parts of the tread of the tires on your vehicle to wear unevenly and quickly. If you notice that your tires are wearing out unevenly, come to Hometown Garage to get them fixed.
Vehicle pulling to the left or right: if the tires on your vehicle are not aligned at their correct position, it can cause your vehicle to pull left or right when your steering wheel is straight. Over time, this can get more severe and cause more damage to your vehicle.
Your steering wheel is off-center when driving straight: if your vehicle tires are not aligned properly, your steering wheel will not be straight.
Steering wheel vibration: if your wheels are not properly aligned, it can cause vibrations in your vehicle.
There are different procedures that our Reliable technicians follow while doing a wheel alignment. They check the tire pressure to ensure that it is at its right level, do wheel balancing and mounting, alignments, tire rotation as regular maintenance, and axle and control arm replacement if there are signs of damage. We at Hometown Garage are up to date with the latest technology in automotive repair and use tools such as computerized wheel and frame alignments to better assess your vehicle and fix it. These are the parts of your vehicle that we check while doing wheel alignments:
Camber: the camber is the inward or outward angle of the tire. Too much tilt indicates that it is time to get a wheel alignment.
Toe: the toe is how the wheels are tilted when viewed from above; it can be either inward or outward.
Caster: the caster refers to the angle of the wheel when viewed from the side of your vehicle. Having a positive caster means the steering access is tilted toward the driver, while a negative caster means the steering access is tilted away from the driver.
Wherever your next trip may be, you do not want to be driving on worn-out, unstable tires. At Hometown Garage, we carefully inspect your vehicle to resolve its issues and follow the maintenance schedule, the way the manufacturer intended. Our Quality technicians have the training and latest technology to provide you with quality service.
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