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is part of standard automobile maintenance that consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other to the car maker’s specification. The purpose of the wheel alignment is to reduce tire wear, and to ensure that vehicle travel is straight and true on a straight and level road. Other benefits of performing a wheel alignment include:
1. Longer tire life
A wheel alignment will adjust any components on your vehicle that will cause your tires to wear out, these include adjusting the Toe, Caster, and Camber. Some warranties on new tires will require a wheel alignment receipt in order to offer coverage.[/span]
2. Minimize the Vehicle Wear
A Wheel Alignment helps minimize the wear and tear on many steering and suspension parts of your vehicle, avoiding premature repairs on such parts. Minimizing wear on these parts also allows the vehicle to handle and perform better.
3. Better Fuel Economy
A wheel Alignment will reduce friction and resistance on the vehicle, so that mean a better gas mileage in return.
4. Better Handling and Performance
A Wheel Alignment will also help provide better handling and performance for your vehicle. A vehicle that has lost its alignment has components that alter the handling and performance of the vehicle, including brake performance and reduced traction on slippery surfaces like rain.
5. Safer Vehicle Operation
When a Wheel Alignment is performed, multiple components are checked to ensure proper operation of these components. If any component has failed or is close to failing, causing any potential safety risks, the customer will be informed and a repair is an available option.
How Often Should You Get Your Wheels Aligned Service?
Some vehicle’s owner’s manual have recommendation on how often to have a wheel alignment on your vehicle. A good rule of thumb is to have the alignment checked every 10,000 miles. If you drive on roads that are riddled with potholes and uneven pavement, you should checked more frequently at 5,000 – 7,500 miles.
In other cases, such as hitting a pothole, banging into a curb, or hitting a side walk straight on, and you feel the vehicle pulling to one side, shaking, or driving differently, an alignment check is recommend.
Lastly, the most common is when you purchase new tires and old tires have uneven wear in them. The uneven wear is a factor of the vehicle’s alignment and needs to be corrected to allow proper tire wear.[/span]
|Service||For Car||For Truck|
|Standard 2 Wheel Alignment||$40||$45|
|4 Wheel Alignment||$45||$50|
|4WD & AWD Wheel Alignment||$60||$60|
|After Market Wheels up to 21′||$45||$50|
|After Market Wheels up to 26′||$50||$55|