Hazards such as road construction and potholes can wreak havoc on local cars and trucks despite every driver’s best efforts to protect her vehicle. What feels like only a short, jarring lurch can alter the wheel and tire alignment on your Reston, VA vehicle and damage the suspension. These effects increase, causing more damage without alignment or other maintenance.
The misalignment indicator usually noticed first is uneven tread wear. Unfortunately, that means the damage has become severe. Drivers need to watch for other signs when driving to find the problem sooner. These include:
Difficult turning or steering at any speed
Shaking or vibrating steering wheel
Drifting or pulling to one side without touching the wheel
Reduced fuel economy, leading to increased consumption
Wiygul Automotive Clinics use the latest diagnostic equipment designed for wheel and tire alignment on Reston, VA cars and trucks. Our technicians measure the suspension and adjust the angle of the tires to maintain proper contact with the road. Correct tire angles ensure a longer life for every tire and improve each vehicle’s performance.
Every alignment requires a close examination of three different points:
Toe – This is the overhead view of your tires and the angle at which they turn inward or outward while driving. Wiygul technicians set each angle for the least possible amount of resistance from the road as the tire and wheel combo rotates. This alignment action prevents the uneven wear of one tread block over the rest. It also reduces the feathering effect, which grinds one side of the tread rough while smoothing the tread on the other side.
Camber – This is the appearance of your tires while looking from in front of the vehicle. Each tire and wheel combo has an inward (negative) or outward (positive) camber, or tilt. This is normal, so there is always a small amount in either direction, but too far, either way, can cause the tread to wear unevenly inside or outside of the tire’s center line. Wiygul technicians use the manufacturer’s recommended tilt for every vehicle.
Caster – This final point is what allows your steering column to return the wheel to its ‘straight ahead’ position. It also allows each vehicle to travel straight with no or only minimal steering. Every car or truck model has its positive or negative caster. Wiygul technicians use the manufacturer’s recommended settings for the best results.
Each wheel and tire alignment for a Reston, VA vehicle is $99.99 at every Wiygul Automotive Clinic with only a few exceptions. Our technicians service every major domestic and foreign model, and each alignment comes with a 2 year / 24-month warranty. For more information on alignments, other services, and our current, discount offers, call our office at 866-702- 8050 today.