What Is Wheel Alignment Service?
Proper wheel alignment is a key contributor to vehicle performance. The main goal of aligning your wheels is to readjust the three angles of the wheel to manufacturer specifications. These angles are the camber, caster, and toe. Camber is the outward/inward tilt of the front tires viewed from the front; caster is the angle of the suspension components and steering axis to where they meet the wheel; toe is the angle of where the wheels point outward/inward within the wheel well. Your vehicle can get knocked out of alignment due to potholes, speed bumps, accidents, and other severe road hazards. It can also happen from worn suspension or steering parts. A difference of just a few degrees can make all the difference in terms of performance and your safety. Proper alignment of the wheels ensures both your handling on the road and regular tire wear. At U.S. Automotive in Ozark, Missouri, we highly suggest coming in for an inspection at least once a year to determine if the wheel alignment is needed. We encourage full alignment service after new tires are installed, suspension parts are replaced/adjusted, experiencing a hard impact on the road, and lowering/lifting your vehicle.