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Need an Alignment?

Wheel alignment service is an important service to prevent your vehicle tires from wearing down unevenly. Your vehicle’s wheels are suppose to be perpendicular to the ground and parallel with each other but over time they get out of alignment. At Smart Automotive, one of our certified technicians will use specialized equipment to measure the angles of the wheels and make adjustments as needed to ensure proper alignment. This typically involves adjusting the camber, caster, and toe angles of the wheels to the manufacturer’s specifications.

Most manufacturers recommend having a vehicle’s alignment checked at least once a year or whenever the tires are replaced. Signs that a vehicle may need an alignment include uneven tire wear, pulling to one side while driving, or a crooked steering wheel while driving straight.

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Signs of a misalignment

Here are some common signs that a vehicle may be in need of an alignment:

Vehicle pulls to one side: If your vehicle is pulling to one side or the other and you keep having to correct it to keep going straight.
Uneven tire wear: Misaligned wheels can cause uneven wear on the tires, with one side of the tire showing more wear than the other. This can result in the need for premature replacement of the tires.
Crooked steering wheel: If the steering wheel is not centered or appears crooked when driving straight, it could be a sign that the wheels are not aligned correctly.
Vibrations in the steering wheel: Misaligned wheels can cause vibrations in the steering wheel while driving, particularly at higher speeds.
Squealing tires: Misaligned wheels can cause the tires to scrub against the road, resulting in a squealing sound while driving.

If you noticed any of these signs then it is important to get an appointment scheduled with one of our service technicians today as alignment issues can lead to further damage to the tires, suspension system, and other components, and can even compromise your safety while driving.

Alignment Service Process

Getting A wheel alignment is important in preventing uneven wear and tear on your vehicles tires and suspension. The process generally involves the following steps:

Inspection: Our technicians will inspect the tires and Steering to see if there is uneven wear and either a crooked or straight steering wheel.
Measurement: Specialized equipment will be used to measure the camber, caster, and toe angles of the wheels. These measurements indicate whether the wheels are properly aligned or not.
Adjustment: Based on the measurements, Our technicians will make adjustments to the suspension system by adjusting the position of the control arms, tie rods, or other suspension components to bring the wheels into proper alignment.
Verification: The technician rechecks the camber, caster, and toe angles to ensure that the adjustments have been made properly.
Test Drive: Finally, your vehicle will be test driven to insure that there are no vibrations or other issues show up. If any issues are found, further adjustments may be necessary.


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