Wheel Alignment, Camber, Breaking, Tracking
Wheel alignment, sometimes referred to as breaking or tracking, is part of standard automobile maintenance that consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the car maker's specification. The purpose of these adjustments is to reduce tire wear, increase fuel mileage, and ensure that vehicle travel is straight and true (without "pulling" to one side). Alignment angles can also be altered beyond the maker's specifications to obtain a specific handling characteristic.
How important is alignment
Proper tire/wheel alignment results in consistent tire wear, improved handling, and straight tracking down the road. If your vehicle feels unstable, an alignment service can improve driver safety and create a smoother overall ride for the driver and passengers.
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To discuss any issues you may have discovered with your vehicle's alignment, call us in Apple Valley at 952-431-2700. You can also contact us online by filling out a Request For Quote or Schedule Service Online!
Automotive Tips from Valley Auto Care - Minnesota Car, Truck & SUV Service: Signs of an Alignment Problem
May 16, 2017
When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Apple Valley drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. While these can certainly take your wheels out of alignment, the bumps and bounces of ev...