manufacturer specifies carefully calculated adjustments and
precise settings for wheel alignment that will reward you with
maximum vehicle performance, optimum driving enjoyment and cost
wheel alignment will
result in difficult handling, greatly accelerated tire wear,
poor fuel economy and excessive wear on your vehicle's
Steering or handling
problems may include off-center steering wheel, steering pull,
unsteady steering, loose steering or hard steering. You may
notice a change in steering direction after hitting bumps.
Unusual or accelerated
tire wear may take the form of
edge wear, diagonal wear or cupping that, if left unattended,
will cause premature tire replacement.
Failing to maintain proper
wheel alignment will make it impossible to maintain
factory-specified suspension settings that control the quality
of your ride.
Protect your investment in
your vehicle by keeping your wheels properly aligned. If you
bump a curb or hit a pot hole hard, have the alignment checked.
If you have
new tires installed or worn suspension parts
replaced, be sure to have these repairs accompanied by a wheel
vehicle is driven in a straight line, the wheels
on the left side of the vehicle should be parallel with the
wheels on the right. If one wheel is slightly off this axis,
the vehicle may want to pull, or drift, to that side.
Manufacturers have wheel alignment specifications for each
make and model of vehicle. Wheel alignment checks are carried
out by garages that specialize in tire sales and repair. Wheel
alignment equipment checks a vehicle's suspension and steering
angles to make sure they are properly adjusted. Suspension and
steering components that are even slightly out of adjustment
can cause tire wear.
Why is a Wheel Alignment
Itís no surprise that your vehicle will drive better in Avon,
Avon Lake, Sheffield Lake, Bay Village, Westlake, North Ridgeville, and any other suburbs in
Lorain County Ohio if all the wheels are pointed in the same
direction. Thatís called wheel alignment. If your wheels are out of alignment you may
notice that your car pulls to one side or the other.
Something that you wonít notice right
away, but you will if you keep driving around Avon Ohio when
youíre out of alignment, is that your tires are
wearing unevenly and fairly quickly.. Thatís 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
youíre constantly turning, which can be very exhausting on a long
road trip from downtown Cleveland Ė fighting to keep the vehicle
going straight down the road.
Some of the things that commonly throw a wheel out of
alignment are slamming into a pothole in North Ridgeville, smacking
a curb in Bay Village or something like a rock in Avon Lake. And it
doesnít 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. Thatís why one of our advisors at
Hoffman Auto Repair may
suggest having your alignment checked periodically.
With an alignment service
at Automotive Specialty Services, we measure each wheelís alignment
and 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 Ė things that can contribute to
alignment problems. With some sedans you can adjust all
four wheels so we bring all wheels into alignment. On those
vehicles where you can only adjust the front wheels, we bring the
front into alignment relative to the rear.
Cost varies by whether or not itís two or
four wheel adjustable. Four-wheel drive vehicles may have an
additional charge because theyíre more difficult to align. At any
rate, itís cheaper than having to replace tires every few months.
If itís been a while since youíve had your
wheels aligned, there are several ways to schedule an appointment
for service and/or repair with Automotive Specialty
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE,
CALL US at (440) 937-2886 and/or bring your vehicle to our
service center at 1049 Center Rd Avon, Ohio for an
Services is a full service auto repair facility located at 1049 Center
Road just south of the tracks in Avon. We repair and maintain cars and
light trucks of all makes and models. We pride our self on our hassle free
service providing FREE loaner vehicles while yours is serviced, FREE
towing and a Lifetime Warranty Parts and Labor on All Repairs. We offer a
6 month and 12 month same as cash program for your convenience. We truly
take the hassle out of Automotive Repair Service for Avon, Avon
Lake, Sheffield Lake, Bay Village, Westlake, North Ridgeville, and
surrounding communities in Lorain County Ohio