There are two seasons in Hamilton, winter and construction. Considering this, many vehicles on the road require an alignment to ensure the steering wheel is centered, the vehicle is driving straight, and no additional expenses are incurred.
Does my vehicle need an alignment?
The alignment of your car refers to the angle of the wheels when they are in a straight line. When they are not straight, when they are out or when your car drifts to one side, it is an indication that you need to have your vehicle aligned.
The general performance of your vehicle will be affected by whether or not the wheels are in line. A good alignment ensures that all four tires wear evenly and reduces the chances of any wheel damage or irregular wear. When you notice that your vehicle is pulling to one side or drifting while driving, you should get it aligned immediately.
There are some signs that indicate that your vehicle needs to be aligned. You may notice slight vibrations while driving at high speeds, irregular tire wear, or a loose steering wheel. The toe and camber angles can be checked by our local certified technician using our state of the art equipment.
The angle will then be adjusted and if necessary and corrected. The time taken for the process depends on the extent of the work required and could take up to an hour.
What are the benefits of a wheel alignment?
An alignment is a relatively inexpensive and quick service unless it does not get taken care of early. Not addressing the problem early can lead to high ongoing costs and/or more expensive repairs. Some of these include:
- Increased fuel consumption
- Wheel misalignment issues unnecessary stress on your automobile’s suspension system. This can cause premature wear and tear on steering components, shocks and tires.
- It can also be dangerous since it can compromise your control over your vehicle.
No one like to spend additional money then they need to tires, fuel, or vehicle repairs. We recommend alignment inspections at a minimum annually.
How is car alignment fixed?
4 wheel alignments include adjusting the angles to the specified Original Equipment specifications. Adjustments of wheel alignment can include:
Camber: Angle at which wheels tilt inwards when viewed from front or behind. Camber is adjusted by turning tie rod ends or adjusting control arms or shims in spindle housings. Camber is used to optimize contact patch with road and minimize tire wear.
Caster: Angle at which top of wheel leans in when viewed from front or behind. Caster is adjusted by changing lengths of control arms and/or shims in spindles. Caster provides stability and straight line tracking while minimizing tire wear and steering effort for given load.
Alignment near me
We have been servicing Hamiltonians since the 30’s! We are conveniently located at 2117 King St. E. Please feel free to reach out to us regarding your alignment service with your preferred method of communication and we will respond quickly.
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Small alignment problems may turn into major issues requiring expensive repairs. It’s really best to take care of this beforehand so you don’t have to deal with costly repairs later on. Contact us today to schedule an alignment inspection.