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A wheel alignment is part of standard automobile maintenance that consists of adjusting the angles of a vehicles suspension to the cars' manufacturer specifications. The purpose of these adjustments is to reduce tire wear, and to ensure that vehicle travel is straight and true (without "pulling" to one side).Whether your car is domestic or European, If you've noticed that your vehicle is pulling to the left or right, it's time to get aligned by our properly trained technicians at Redding Wheel & Brake in Redding, CA.
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Q. How important is wheel alignment?
A. Think of it this way. Research indicates that the average car is driven about 12,000 miles per year. A car with toe alignment just 0.34 degrees (Just 0.17 inches) out of specification has dragged its tires sideways for more than 68 miles by the end of the year!
Q. What are the “symptoms” of a car that's out of alignment?
A. Have your car checked if you notice:
•Excessive or uneven tire wear.
•Steering wheel pulls to the left or right.
•Feeling of looseness or wandering.
•Steering wheel vibration or shimmy.
•Steering wheel is not centered when car is moving straight ahead.
Q. How often should I have my car aligned?
A. Follow the vehicle manufacturer's recommendation noted in your owner's manual. But, as a general rule, have your vehicle's tires checked every 10,000 miles or at least once a year.
Tire alignment, also known as wheel alignment, can help your tires perform properly and help them last longer. It can also improve handling and keep your vehicle from pulling in one direction.
Why Four Wheel Alignment?
Any vehicle with an independant rear suspension can be adjusted in the rear. And can reduce tire wear and allow for better handling.
An improper alignment is a major cause of premature tire wear. Over the years, a properly aligned vehicle can add thousands of miles to tire life.
Better Gas Mileage
Gas mileage increases as rolling resistance decreases. Total alignment sets all four wheel parallel which, along with proper inflation, minimizes rolling resistance.
Does your car pull to one side? Does the steering wheel vibrate? Do you constantly have to move the steering wheel to keep your car traveling straight ahead? Many handling problems can be corrected by total alignment. With all the system components aligned properly, road shock is more efficiently absorbed for a smoother ride.
A suspension system inspection is part of our alignment procedure. This allows us to spot worn parts before they cause costly problems.