Did you know that your vehicle’s tires are not placed on completely straight? This is done intentionally in order to maximize the lifespan of your tires. Each manufacturer specifies some predefined angles to the wheels of their cars, whether that be a Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, or something else, and tilts them inward or outward. If your wheels are not tilted properly, it can cause your tires to wear out much faster, and compromises the fuel efficiency of your vehicle as well as the safety and smoothness of your drive.
Some may use wheel alignment and wheel balancing interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Wheel alignment consists of adjusting the wheel's angles so they are perpendicular to the ground and parallel with each other. Wheel balancing, on the other hand, allows your vehicle to drive smoothly by minimizing tire bounce. A proper alignment will reduce vibrations and your vehicle will maintain a straight trajectory without pulling to either side of the road. To save money and help the environment, it is important that you get your wheel alignment checked regularly. You can bring your car for a wheel alignment to The Garage - Burlingame in Burlingame today.
When you bring your vehicle for a wheel and frame alignment, our technicians perform precise, computerized measurements and adjustments to restore the factory alignment specifications for your vehicle as closely as possible. These measurements include:
Your vehicle’s alignment could be affected by driving on poorly maintained roads, hitting a curb or driving through potholes. Here are some signs your vehicle needs a wheel alignment:
Your steering wheels should be centered when you are driving on a straight, flat road. You should be able to recognize if your steering wheel isn't centered if the vehicle emblem on the center of your steering wheel is tilted.
If it takes more effort than usual from your steering wheel to drive straight, this means your vehicle is pulling to one side and that your wheels are misaligned.
After you make a turn, your steering wheel should return to center. If this doesn't happen as quickly as it should, your vehicle needs a wheel alignment.
If your car feels loose or sloppy around corners and/or the steering feels unstable, it is crucial that you bring your vehicle in for a wheel alignment.
If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, it is imperative that you bring your car in for a wheel alignment. If you are in San Mateo or surrounding areas, you can come to The Garage - Burlingame for a wheel alignment today. While we're at it, we can also thoroughly inspect the rest of your vehicle to see if any additional services, such as scheduled maintenance, and tune-ups are required.
In cities like Burlingame, you don’t want to be driving on the road with worn out, unstable tires. At The Garage - Burlingame, we will make sure you leave with your vehicle’s wheels perfectly aligned, the way the manufacturer intended. Our Quality technicians have the skills and tools needed to provide quality service. We specialize in Advanced Diagnostics, Brake Service, and of course, wheel alignment.
If needed, we can also perform a wheel rotation and check your tire pressure. If you are in the 94010 vicinity or surrounding areas, don't hesitate to give us a call! or schedule an appointment online at https://www.thegarageburlingame.com/ with us today!