WHAT IS IT
The process of adjusting each of your wheels using specialized equipment to ensure the correct parallel positioning and directional line of your wheels and tires.
WHY DO IT
Proper alignment will help to prevent uneven tire wear and premature tire replacement.
WHEN TO DO IT
When you (i) purchase new tires, (ii) experience a "pull" to the left or right while driving with correctly inflated tires or (iii) every 20, 000 km.
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Wheel alignment consists of a series of interrelated measurements and adjustments that bring a vehicle’s steering, suspension and on-road driving characteristics into manufacturers' specifications.
Proper wheel alignment reduces tire wear, improves fuel economy and handling, while increasing driving enjoyment and safety.
Have your car’s alignment checked once a year. Normal wear and road conditions can take their toll on your car’s steering and suspension system, possibly throwing the alignment settings out of specifications. For best results, seek a reliable alignment shop and qualified technician who can perform a four-wheel alignment on your car.
Traditionally, alignments have always been associated with only the front wheels, but no longer. Consider this: The rear wheels set the direction of vehicle travel; the front wheels steer the vehicle. Having all four wheels checked ensures directional harmony as your car goes down the road. Some common symptoms of your car needing an alignment include uneven tire tread wear, pulling to one side, wandering, and an off-centre steering wheel. Start an annual routine of alignment checks and you won't have to experience reduced tread wear and a loss of vehicle performance. While having your car’s alignment set, it also serves as the perfect opportunity to balance your car’s wheels.