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Tirecraft division staffs the leading wheel alignment technicians in Calgary, AB. You’re driving through Calgary, AB, hitting highway speeds, and suddenly a pothole opens up in the middle of the road, knocking your car or truck’s wheels out of alignment.
Suddenly, you are at the mercy of steady vibrationsTire wear and Wheel Alignment in the steering wheel. Now, you’re worried about keeping pace with the traffic in front of you, and you have a wheel alignment on your mind. A wheel alignment consists of an adjustment of the angle in your vehicle’s front and rear wheels so that all wheels remain perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other.
Necessary wheel alignment adjustments will help improve tire life. Our auto repair service in Calgary, AB will begin and end with a test drive. Our mechanics will check for tire wear patterns before performing a wheel alignment. During an alignment service, our mechanics will check the three basic angles of alignment: camber, caster, and toe.
Camber is the angle of the wheel when viewed from the front of your vehicle. Usually, this offers a view on whether or not the wear in the tire’s thread is uneven from either side of the tire.
If the tire’s tread is uneven, this may cause a pulling problem in the ride of your vehicle.
Caster is the angle of your wheel’s pivot, which is attached to the suspension. This may become unaligned, causing problems in straight-line tracking.
Toe is the difference in distance between the front of a single tire and the back of that tire. Each tire—front or wheel rear—should always be perpendicular to the ground and parallel to the tire beside it. While these are simply the angles that can begin to cause you trouble when out of alignment, there are other circumstances to alignment that could affect your car or truck. If your head is already spinning from all the details of this process, then don’t worry. Our mechanics will start with a test drive on your vehicle and discuss with you whether or not a two or four-wheel alignment is right for your car or truck.
Often, the safest route to take with this problem is to have all four tires checked and adjusted. But this is a discussion that you should have with one of our mechanics when the time is right. In the end, the decision comes down to money, but proper front and rear wheel alignment will actually help extend the life of your tires and save you money in the long run.
Our staff looks forward to offering you the best and most affordable auto repairs for your vehicle in Calgary, AB.
Our facility in Calgary, AB is equipped with the specialized tools required for speedy and accurate adjustments on your car or truck.
Why leave this kind of work in the hands of an amateur? Don’t waste another kilometer on unsteady tires.
At the first sign of trouble, schedule an appointment or contact us for a quote.
Four Wheel Alignment
Two Wheel Alignment
THE BASICS BEHIND FOUR-WHEEL ALIGNMENT SERVICES AT WETMORE TIRE AND AUTO
Wheel alignments help ensure your tires are angled correctly—level with the ground, pointing straight ahead, and parallel to each other—so they can maintain straight-line tracking. Proper alignment angles will help you maximize the life of your tires. In addition, the handling of your vehicle will be considerably easier. Alignments are arguably the most important aspect of wheel and tire maintenance. Three angles promote proper steering: toe, caster, and camber. Toe is the measurement between tires. Your tires should be in equal positions and parallel to each other.
Caster, or the angle of the steering pivot, permits the wheels to turn along with the steering wheel. Camber is the angle of the wheel, which should be perpendicular to the ground. Four-wheel alignments are an important part of extending the life of your tires because misaligned tires inevitably lead to poor tire performance and uneven tread wear.
THE BASICS BEHIND TWO-WHEEL ALIGNMENT SERVICES AT WETMORE TIRE AND AUTO
Wheel alignments are a particularly important step in overall tire and wheel maintenance. The purpose of this service is to eAutomobile car wheels with computerized alignment machine clamp sure your tires are pointing straight ahead, perpendicular to the ground, and parallel to each other so they roll at the right angle. Properly aligned tires will help you get the most out of your tires, and vehicle handling will feel considerably easier. When it comes to wheel alignment, three angles contribute to proper alignment: camber, caster, and toe.
Camber is the angle of the wheel, which should be at 0° in order for the tire to be perpendicular to the ground and not cause uneven wear to the outer edges. Caster is the angle of the steering pivot, which allows the tires to turn with the steering wheel. Toe is the measurement between tires so that they are parallel to each other. Keeping all three angles in sync will provide for better performance.
WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE FOUR-WHEEL ALIGNMENT SERVICES PERFORMED AT WETMORE TIRE AND AUTO?
Wheels out of alignment can cause difficulty with overall vehicle handling. A four-wheel alignment is often the best choice for many drivers, particularly those who have front-wheel drive. Wheels can become misaligned during a car crash or by simply hitting road obstructions, like potholes or curbs. There are several signs 4-wheel-alignments that will alert you to an impending four-wheel alignment service. A vehicle pulling strongly to one side is in need of alignment. Another sign is uneven or abnormal tire wear. Properly aligned wheels provide many benefits, including cutting down on fuel costs, because wheels that have been aligned properly offer considerably less rolling resistance.
Routine wheel alignments also prevent disproportionate tire wear, so your tires will last longer. Contact us today for a four-wheel alignment.
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WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE TWO-WHEEL ALIGNMENT SERVICES PERFORMED AT THE CAR SALON - TIRE AND AUTO?
Misaligned tires can cause uneven tire wear and difficulty with vehicle handling. A sign of an impending wheel alignment may be felt in the pulling of your vehicle’s steering wheel. Tires can be knocked out of alignment during a collision or by hitting other obstacles, like potholes or curbs.
Aligning is important because properly aligned wheels provide fuel saving benefits. This is because they receive less resistance from the surface of the road. A member of our team can inspect your vehicle to see whether a two-wheel alignment is the best option for your vehicle. Proper aligning promotes even tread wear, which means your tires will last longer. Give us a call if you think this service is right for you.