Wheel Alignment Answers to FAQs
Here are some wheel alignment answers to frequently asked questions:
HOW IMPORTANT IS WHEEL ALIGNMENT?
Think if it this way: Driving a vehicle for 12,000 miles with a toe misalignment of only 0.34 degrees (.17 inches) would be the equivalent to dragging your tires sideways for
WHAT ARE SOME EASY-TO-NOTICE SYMPTOMS OF A MISALIGNED VEHICLE?
- Excessive or uneven tire wear
- Vehicle drift or pull
- A feeling of looseness or wandering
- An out-of-level steering wheel
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MY VEHICLE ALIGNED?
Always follow the manufacturer's recommendation but as a general rule, have your wheel alignment checked at least once a year.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TOTAL ALIGNMENT?
- Reduced tire wear
- Better gas mileage
- Improved handling
- Safer driving
HOW DOES HIGH-DEFINITION DIGITAL IMAGING ALIGNMENT WORK?
At DRIVE AutoCare, we use state-of-the-art equipment with 4 precision cameras that measure the position and orientation of the targets mounted on each wheel. Our technicians use this information to calculate your car's current alignment measurements and then compares these measurements to the manufacturer's specifications. If your wheel alignment is outside factory specifications, the computer provides the technician with the exact information needed to make the proper adjustments.