WHEEL ALIGNMENT CALGARY
It’s no surprise that your vehicle will drive better on Calgary roads if all the wheels are pointed in the same direction. That’s called wheel alignment. If your wheels are out of alignment you may notice that your vehicle pulls to one side or the other.
Why is Proper Wheel Alignment Important?
You won’t notice this right away, but if you keep driving around Calgary when you’re out of alignment, you may notice your tires are wearing unevenly and fairly quickly. That’s because when the vehicle is pulling to one side, you have to steer it back straight. The outside of the tire just wears out fast because you’re constantly turning, which can be very exhausting on a long road trip from the Calgary area – fighting to keep the vehicle going straight down the road.
What Causes My Wheels to Go Out of Alignment?
Slamming into a pothole, smacking a curb or running into something like a rock in the road are common causes. And it doesn’t have to be a big shock, it can just be the regular bumps and bangs of daily driving that add up and eventually take your vehicle out of alignment. That’s why your owner’s manual or Calgary service advisor at Precision Alignment & Brake may suggest having your alignment checked periodically. As well, worn out suspension or steering parts may cause the alignment to go out, and if that is the case, the worn out parts will need replacement prior to a wheel alignment.
Our Wheel Alignment Services in Calgary
With an alignment service at Precision Alignment & Brake, we measure each wheel’s alignment to see where they are relative to factory specifications. While we have the vehicle on the alignment rack, we inspect the tires for wear as well as the suspension and steering components for damage or wear – things that can contribute to alignment problems. With some vehicles you can adjust all four wheels, allowing us to bring all of the wheels into alignment. On those vehicles where you can only adjust the front wheels, we bring the front wheels into alignment relative to the rear.
Cost varies by whether or not your vehicle is two or four wheel adjustable. Four-wheel drive vehicles may have an additional charge because they’re more difficult to align. At any rate, it’s cheaper than having to replace your tires every few months.
If it’s been awhile since you’ve had your wheels aligned, bring your vehicle to Precision Alignment & Brake in Calgary for an alignment check.
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