Wheel Alignment Guide

Wheel alignment is part of standard automobile maintenance that consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other. The purpose of these adjustments is maximum tire life and a vehicle that tracks straight and true when driving along a straight and level road. The primary angles are the basic angle alignment of the wheels relative to each other and to the car body. These adjustments are the camber, caster and toe (see diagram on left).

Properly aligned wheels extend tire life and improve fuel economy. It is recommended that a vehicle’s wheels be aligned at least once a year or every 15,000 miles.

When a car starts pulling to one side, most drivers suspect that the wheels might be out of alignment. Irregular tire wear, vibration, and odd handling are other clues. Misalignment is caused by impacts from hitting potholes and bumps, loose steering or suspension components and wear from aging suspension components.

Wilde Jaguar Sarasota’s service department in Sarasota has the correct tools and factory-recommended specifications to insure proper wheel alignment in all makes and models of vehicles. Click here to make an appointment.

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