What Is Wheel Alignment or Tire Alignment?
Wheel alignment, also called tire alignment, is the way that your tires line up with the rest of the vehicle. Wheels need to be side by side and perpendicular to the ground. If they’re misaligned, you may have difficulty steering. It can also put excessive wear on the tires. Wheel alignment makes sure that your vehicle travels straight without unintentional pulling to either side. It also reduces excessive wear on your tires.
When we perform a four-wheel alignment, our Ford technicians check your camber, toe and caster. We can also perform dynamic wheel balancing to correct weight imbalances that can prematurely shorten the lifespan of your tires.
What Are the Symptoms of Wheel Alignment Problems?
The symptoms of wheel alignment problems may include:
- The vehicle pulling one way as you drive
- A steering wheel that doesn’t come back to center
- A steering wheel that rests off center
- Tires that wear unevenly or excessively in certain spots
- Steering that feels loose
- Loud steering
- Tires that squeal
What Are the Benefits of Wheel Alignment?
The benefits of wheel alignment may include:
- Fuel efficiency – the vehicle doesn’t have to work as hard to move
- Easier and more predictable steering
- Increased safety because the vehicle is easier to control
- Tires that wear evenly and last longer
- Less wear and tear on other parts
- A more comfortable experience as an occupant of the vehicle
Where Can I Get Wheel Alignment Service?
You can get a wheel alignment at your local Ford Dealer. Our experienced, factory-trained Ford Service technicians know how to care for your vehicle and check your four-wheel vehicle alignment quickly. And they can answer any wheel alignment questions you have about your vehicle. After all, they are trained by Ford Motor Company.
Why Choose Ford Service for Your Wheel Alignment?
Our factory-trained Ford Service technicians have up-to-date knowledge of your vehicle’s engine and specs. We identify your vehicle’s needs, perform service and get you back on the road. If you’re looking for wheel alignment, front-end alignment or wheel balancing for your vehicle, we have the team and resources to provide knowledgeable and friendly service.
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