Wheel alignment is also called tracking or breaking and is part of routine auto maintenance. The alignment adjusts the angles of wheels to the manufacturer’s specifications. The alignment reduces tire wear and keeps the car from pulling to either side as you drive.
The signs of a bad alignment are:
Vehicle pulls to one side as you drive in a straight line
The wheel fails to return to center after a turn
Tires are worn in certain spots much more than others
Steering seems loose
So, how do we fix it? Alignment is an adjustment of a vehicle’s suspension not an adjustment of the tires or wheels themselves. The key to proper alignment is adjusting the angles of the tires which affects how they contact the road. Our professional auto technician is concerned with 3 things when doing your wheel alignment: camber, toe & caster. Camber is the inward or outward angle of the tire off 90 degrees as viewed from the front of the vehicle. Toe is the degree in or out as viewed from above. Caster is the angle of your steering axis when viewed from the side of your vehicle. Our technicians will use a sophisticated machine to adjust all angles to optimum and get your vehicle running smoothly.