FAQ About Wheel Alignment

Why Four Wheel Alignment?

Getting a two-wheel alignment assumes the rear wheels are already aligned with the geometric centre line of your vehicle. Getting a two-wheel alignment can save money up front, but your vehicle's handling and tyre tread life will be compromised. It's recommended to get a four-wheel alignment to assure the stability of your vehicle and to minimize further problems or if you have a vehicle that has a solid rear axle then a 4 wheel alignment check can make sure the rear wheels are aligned and there is no under lying problems and you will only be charged for a front wheel alignment.

How important is wheel alignment?

Think of it this way. Research indicates that the average car is driven about 12,000 miles per year. A car with toe alignment just 0.34 degrees (Just 0.17 inches) out of specification has dragged its tyres sideways for more than 68 miles by the end of the year!

What are the “symptoms” of a car that's out of alignment?

Have your car checked if you notice:

  • Excessive or uneven tyre wear.
  • Steering wheel pulls to the left or right.
  • Feeling of looseness or wandering.
  • Steering wheel vibration or shimmy.
  • Steering wheel is not centered when car ismoving straight ahead.
    • What causes my wheels to become out of alignment?

      When changing suspension components or removing componets to fix or replace other parts
      Hitting a curb
      Large potholes
      Rough roads, like gravel roads on a regular basis

      How often should I have my car aligned?

      As a general rule you should have your vehicle's wheel alignment checked every 10,000 miles or at least once a year.
      When changing suspension components
      When changing tyres

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