Let’s talk – Wheel Alignment by Ute Lindner
Ever wondered about Wheel Alignment?
Before becoming a part of The Auto Station team, I never even knew about wheel alignment. And when we got our Hunter Alignment machine I was curious what it did and why it an important service.
Signs of Problems
If you feel your vehicle pulling to one side when driving
If your steering feels unstable or you feel a vibration
If your tires are wearing unevenly or squeal on turns
Uneven tire wear
Fatigue while driving - keeping the car straight
Increased fuel consumption
How it works
During a 4-wheel alignment a technician measures and corrects wheel angles so they're set to vehicle manufacturer specifications.
Ensure proper placement of weight around all tires and rim assemblies
Completely inspect steering and suspension systems
Adjust wheel angles so they’re perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other
Most manufacturers recommend getting a 4-wheel alignment at least once a year. Other times you may need a front-end or 4-wheel alignment include:
After purchasing a set tires.
After a collision, accident, or hitting a large pothole
When replacing suspension or steering parts
When noticing above mentioned problems
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