Wheel Alignment

Vehicle Alignment in CUYAHOGA FALLS SERVING AKRON, STOW, FAIRLAWN, & HUDSON

There are a few things that everyone should know about wheel alignment. First of all, why a total alignment?

A total alignment will help reduce tire wear so you can maximize the mileage on your tires. Improper alignment is a major cause of premature tire wear.

Over the years, a properly aligned car can add thousands of miles to tire life. A total alignment can also help give you better gas mileage because the alignment sets all four wheels parallel, which along with proper inflation, minimizes rolling resistance.

It will improve your handling if the car is pulling to the left or the right, and makes your car much safer to drive.

Here are some important questions that are frequently asked when it comes to alignments.

Q: How important is wheel alignment?

A: Think of it this way. Research indicates that the average vehicle is driven 12,000 miles per year. A car with a toe angle adjustment of 0.34 degrees (or 0.17 inches) out of specification will drag the tires sideways for more than 68 miles by the end of the year.

Q: What are the “symptoms” of a vehicle with incorrect alignment?

A: Have your vehicle checked if you notice

  1. Excessive or uneven tire wear
  2. The vehicle pulls to either side
  3. Feeling of looseness or wandering
  4. Steering wheel vibration or shimmy
  5. Steering wheel is not centered when the vehicle is moving straight ahead

Q: How often should I get my vehicle aligned?

A: We recommend that you have it checked at least once a year. All of the pot holes and rough roads in the area can easily cause your vehicle to be unaligned. Another good guideline to follow is the manufacturer’s recommendation noted in your owner’s manual.

Here’s what we do for vehicles with non-adjustable rear suspension:

  1. Alignment angle readings are measured at all wheels.
  2. The steering wheel is centered.
  3. Adjustable front wheel alignment angles are referenced to the rear thrust line and set to the vehicle’s manufacturer’s specifications.

**Result: all four wheels are parallel to one another and the steering wheel is centered.**

Here’s what we do for vehicles with adjustable rear suspension:

  1. Alignment angle readings are measured at all wheels.
  2. Adjustable rear alignment angles are set to the manufacturer’s specifications. (Rear thrust line corresponds to vehicle center line).
  3. Steering wheel is centered.
  4. Adjustable front wheel alignment angles are referenced to the rear thrust line and set to the manufacturer’s specifications.

Our state of the art Hunter alignment machinehelps us to get an extremely accurate alignment. It is quick and easy to perform and the base price for this service is $69.95. Call to book your appointment today!

cuyahoga falls wheel alignment
cuyahoga falls wheel alignment

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