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Wheel Alignment

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Why do vehicles need alignment?

Car’s need wheel alignment for a couple of reasons. One reason is so that your tires can meet the road at the correct angle. This makes it so that you’re able to drive straightly down the road. Having your tires aligned ensures that you can have a great driving experience! 

Vehicle alignment plays a crucial part in keeping cars and trucks driving in a straight line down the road. Under-inflated tires, worn-out suspension, curbs, potholes, and accidents can cause wheel alignment issues. Most of these problems can be easily identified and corrected with the proper equipment.

Did you know, that having your car properly aligned will get you better gas mileage? Having your vehicle aligned has many benefits. Smooth rides, long-lasting tires, and improved gas mileage are all examples of wheel alignment advantages.

Both your left and right rear wheels should be aligned to -1.3 degrees. Your rear toes should be at 0.08 degrees. The left front and right front toes should both be at 0.00 degrees. Lastly, the caster should be aligned to 3.9 degrees and the chamber should be at -0.3 degrees.

The history of vehicle alignment 

Car alignment was invented in 1925. it was invented by John Bean. This revolution in automotive history took place in England. The three types of vehicle alignment that he invented were the front end, thrust, and 4 wheel alignment.

The John Bean company had a history of making big and great accomplishments. He founded the John Bean spray pump company and then went on to invent vehicle alignment. After he invented vehicle alignment, he then went on to create the first dynamic wheel balancer in 1934.

The John Bean company then went on to make the Visualizer which was the first wheel balancer to be put in cars. It was the first optical wheel aligner ever made. In 1987 John Bean company created the first-ever alignment machine. It was called the Visualizer ll! 

In 2008, John Bean company invented the first-ever wheel aligner made with prism technology. These were the only ones of their kind to ever be made. 

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If improper wheel alignment is left unattended, you may find your vehicle in mess. The first thing that gives you a hint about bad wheel alignment is uneven tire wear. If you find that the outer edges of your tires are wearing out long before the tread of the tire, there could be a problem.

Low tires can cause your vehicle to waste gas and pull to one side or another.
Usually airing up your tires is the easiest fix you can ask for. If your vehicle feels like a boat, rolls around corners, clanks over bumps, or just pulls to one side or another, it is time to make an appointment.

Do you like driving straight? If so It is recommended to have your vehicle alignment checked and adjusted every 2 or 3 years to maintain optimal vehicle efficiency.

Shocks, struts, and more

After getting new tires installed on your vehicle, it is recommended that you have an alignment check done. After you get new tires, it is a good idea to get an alignment check to maximize the lifespan of your tires.

It is important to replace your vehicle’s shocks and struts around 60,000 miles. When your shocks and struts go out, your vehicles will no longer ride as smoothly as before. Your truck may bottom out, your tires may wear uneven, the vehicle may have a noticeable body roll or you may hear a clunking or squeaking noise while going over bumps.

Are you looking for someone to install a lift kit? We love doing leveling kits, air shocks, caster, and camber kits. We work on lowered cars along with trucks that are lifted. If you are looking for some custom work, The mechanics at Tedious Repairs are up to the task!

Do you need help to resolve suspension issues that are driving you nuts? We are able to diagnose steering problems on your cat ruck or van. By performing wheel alignments, we can find steering and suspension issues. We replace tie rods, ball joints, control arms, springs, linkages, sway bars, wheel bearings, shocks, struts and many other suspension parts.

The mechanics here at Tedious Repairs perform wheel alignments and a wide range of auto repairs on suspension on most vehicles. We have been able to resolve hundreds of issues with wheel alignment suspension troubles over the last 15 years. We offer state-of-the-art, 3D wheel alignments.

Also, we are able to resolve suspension noise, and clunk of wobble issues you may be experiencing on your car truck, or van. By performing vehicle wheel alignments, we can find steering and suspension issues that may be causing tire wear or pulling issues. Ball joints, control arms, steering links, steering box, CV axles, idler arm, pitman arm, rack and pinion, swap bar end links, shocks, struts, leaf springs, hubs, wheel bearings, spindle, knuckles, knees, and a full service auto repair shop.


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