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What Is A Wheel Alignment On A Car

Sometimes you know when you need things for your car. It’s not hard to tell if your tires are bald and need replacing, but something that might get overlooked is a wheel alignment. 

What Is A Wheel Alignment On A Car?

Kia Rio Wheel Alignment

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“Does my car need a wheel alignment?” is a common question we hear at Frank’s Servicenter. The answer is simple: ‘Yes’. If your wheels are not properly aligned you could be needlessly wearing down your tires and a wheel alignment cost is always less than having to replace your tires even sooner than usual. Wheel alignment should be checked and adjusted annually.

Wheel Alignment Measurements

There are three basic measurements when it comes to aligning a car’s wheels: Camber, Caster and Toe. Camber is the angle of the tire relative from the top to the bottom. Picture a car tire leaning in or out from the center. As you drive the force of cornering will attempt to angle the tire assembly. Camber helps correct that and allows for better cornering. Caster is the angle between an upper and lower ball joint, imagine the angle of a bicycle. This affects steering stability and return. The concept of caster is the hardest to visualize. Toe is the positioning of the tire in or out relative to center. Imagine walking with your toes pointed out like a duck!  Pigeon-toed or duck-toed are common descriptions and are also applicable to how your tires can be pointed in or out to help you steer and track more easily.

BMW Wheel Alignment

Wheel Alignment Near Me

So now that you know what a wheel alignment does, where can you get one for your car? Here at Frank’s Servicenter we have a printable wheel alignment report in addition to photos of the repairs we do on your car. We also have a fleet of courtesy vehicles and an expert service staff as well. You can’t go wrong with a family business like Frank’s!

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