A wheel alignment is a valuable service that returns the vehicle’s wheels into their proper orientation. Wheel Alignments ensure that the wheels are angled perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other. Once the adjustment is complete, it helps boost maximum tire life and straight steering. It will also help extend the life of your tires by allowing more even wear, and makes for safer driving.
Why Should You Get A Wheel Alignment?
If potholes, uneven roads and other road conditions have taken a toll on your vehicle, an adjustment can ensure your car is driving straight.
Important to realize, there are three measurements during a wheel adjustment: caster, camber and toe. These terms describe to technicians how the tires are positioned on the vehicle.
An angle which the wheels sit on the road, from the front of the vehicle. If the camber is out of alignment, this will cause tire wear and accuracy issues.
Measurement of the distance between the wheels at the front and back of the tire. If they are pointed inwards or outwards, it will cause excessive tire wear.
An angle which the suspension is situated to pivot your wheels. If the caster is out of alignment, the steering will be loose and difficult to control
Have Your Vehicle Checked For:
- The steering wheel is not centred when the car is moving straight ahead
- Pulling to the left or right
- Looseness or wandering
- Steering wheel vibrations
- Uneven tire wear
As a result of experiencing any of these signs, you will need a wheel alignment. Here at Thorold Auto Parts & Recycling, we have a state of the art wheel alignment machine; you can even book your appointment online Or call 905-227-4118!
Why A Wheel Alignment Is So Important
They play a critical role in the performance of your vehicle, and here are the three most significant ways:
Being unaligned can lead to uneven tire wear, meaning a shorter life expectancy for your tires. A regular alignment will help your tires last longer and save you money.
Without one, your wheels can cause your vehicle to pull right or left, undermining your control and handling. Especially come winter.
Aligned wheels are much safer for driving, and usually, they also make driving much more comfortable and enjoyable.