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Maintaining your car's wheel alignment reduces tire wear, improves fuel economy and handling, and increases driving enjoyment and safety.
Normal wear and road conditions can take their toll on your car's steeringn and suspension system. Hitting a pothole, a curb or going over railroad tracks can throw alignment settings out of specifications, can effect wheel alignment angles and damage steering and suspension parts.
- Have your car's alignment checked at least annually
- Make sure it's a four-wheel alignment, whether car, light truck or SUV
- Your technician will make adjustments to the camber, caster, toe and thrust angle
- Have the alignment checked at the first sign of abnormal tire wear or improper vehicle handling
- A wheel alignment is a good service to request as an "insurance policy" when you purchase a set of new tires
Questions to ask:
- Is this a four-wheel alignment?
- How did the improper settings relate to the symptoms my car exhibited... poor tire wear, wandering, etc.?
- Are there other problems related to alignment such as worn or broken steering and suspension parts?
- Has my car been road-tested to ensure that it performs properly and that my complaint has been corrected?