To optimize the use of your wheel setup, it’s not a bad idea to have your wheel alignment checked every now and then. As you drive your vehicle the suspension system will bear the impact and force of the road. Eventually, components will wear out and your car won’t handle quite the same. The winter season doesn’t help either with rock hard ice and debris that will push your car to the limit.
How does it all work? Technicians drive your vehicle onto a special hoist equipped with sensors that will measure special alignment angles. Gone are the days using tape measure and strings, the laser technology is faster and more accurate. After confirming there are no worn out parts, there is a calibration process and readings are revealed. The three main angles (caster, camber, and toe) don’t mean a whole lot to the customer; the most important aspect is how they affect the car. When the alignment angles are not within manufacturers specifications, typically the first thing drivers will notice is the difference in handling. The steering wheel may be off center or the car may even be pulling to one side. The second problem with misalignment is the abnormal wear it will cause on your tires. The tire tread may become jagged or even wear unevenly and may even cause vibrations. Misalignment can be discomforting to the driver, and limit the life and performance of your tires.
There is no sense in having great looking wheels that won’t perform. Going the extra mile ensures your vehicle operates in the harmonious way it was meant to.