Edmonton Vehicle Steering - Wheel Alignment

Wheel alignment is recommended for today's cars and light trucks in at least four situations:

  1. When you buy new tires. If your old tires wore unevenly, they probably were replaced because of bad alignment, which you want to prevent from affecting your brand-new tires!"

  2. When you a rack & pinion steering unit or certain other steering parts in your car were replaced.

  3. When certain warning signs appear on your car, indicating that alignment is needed.

  4. Or about every 30,000 miles, whether warning signs appear or not.

Everyday road shock as well as wear and tear can jar a vehicle's various components, especially those around the tires and the exposed underside, which can impact its performance and its safety.

What Is an Alignment
An alignment ensures that all four wheels operate in parallel with each another, and that the tires meet the road at the correct angle. Wheel alignments adjust the distances & angles between the suspension and steering components, the wheels, and the frame of the vehicle.

Carmakers typically provide recommended specifications for each of these angles on every one of their vehicles. When the angles match the specification, the car or truck is properly aligned, and it optimizes rolling friction, tire mileage, stability of the car, and steering control.

Warning Signs Are Easy To Spot
Here are some warning signs suggesting the need for alignment:

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