Tire alignment entails fine-tuning the angles of a vehicle’swheels in such a way they are parallel to each other and perpendicular to theground. The process enhances the performance of your tires while giving themlongevity.
While undertaking the task, a technician adjusts thesuspension of your vehicle (the suspension is the system which attaches wheelsto a vehicle). In addition to that, it is worth noting that for wheel alignmentto be successful, the tires’ angles need to be adjusted because this impacts howthey interact with the road surface.
When Is Tire Alignment Needed?
While some experts recommend undertaking tire alignment asoften as an oil change, it is salient to consider other factors as well. Ithelps to check your wheel alignment periodically in the aforementioned way butit shouldn’t be the only time you do.
Your wheels could be knocked out of appropriate alignment byrough roads, potholes or the occasional hitting of a curb. These incidenceshave the potential to skew wheels causing your vehicle to pull to one side.This in turn leads to frequent correction of your steering position. In caseyou notice that your vehicle is pulling you in one direction or you keepamending the steering position, an alignment service could come in handy.
Benefits Of Proper Wheel Alignment
Increased longevity for your tires: Uneven tires wear out faster,which causes them to have less grip on the road and thereby damaging them evenfurther. In order for your tires to last longer- as they are quite a sizeableinvestment, it’s best to have them appropriately aligned.
Smoother drives or rides: Wheels that have been knocked outof place will push you to keep adjusting your steering’s position toovercompensate for poor alignment. This is because one notices that the vehicleis drifting to one side leading to a less than enjoyable drive or ride.
Enhanced fuel efficiency: When your wheels are not properlyaligned, they will fail to work together in the manner they ought to. Thiscauses your engine to work harder towards thrusting your vehicle forward,leading to less fuel efficiency.
Road Safety: There’s no telling how uncomfortable it feelsfor other road users as they pass by a vehicle with obviously misalignedwheels. This aforementioned discomfort comes with good reason. It is possibleto get into serious trouble on the road, due to misaligned wheels. It posesdanger to a vehicle’s occupants and other road users.
West Coast Auto is #1 In South California For AlignmentServices
Here at West Coast Auto, our alignment services are conductedin a state-of-the-arts auto repair and service facility:
Computerized Tire Alignment Service
Tire Wear & Tire Condition Inspection
Front & Rear Steering Check
Camer, Caster & Toe Angles Inspection (If Needed)
Wheel Balancing (If Needed)
Additional Free Services:
1. Multipoint Visual Inspection
2. Interior and Exterior Lamp Inspection
3. Road Test
4. Hand Car Wash & Vacuum
Let West Coast Auto take care of tire alignment for you in ahassle-free and cost-effective manner. Call us today to make an appointment orsimply pay us a walk-in visit.