Expert Wheel Alignment Service in Dayton
Proper wheel alignment ensures that your tires are set for the best handling and prolonged tire life. Out of the factory, your car’s suspension is already set to perform optimally. However, through factors like prolonged driving over rough roads, getting car modifications like bigger rims, lower profile tires or lowered suspension, getting into an accident, or just through the natural wear and tear of accumulating miles, wheels can get misaligned.
There are tell tale signs of misaligned wheels. Uneven tire wear, your car not driving straight and “true” (like veering to one side when trying to drive straight), shaking and wobbling, or your vehicle not handling as good as it used to.
Benefits of Proper Wheel Alignment
Even the slightest wheel misalignment can cause premature tire wear and shorten the service life of them. Tires aren’t cheap; they cost anywhere from 70 to a few hundred dollars. That’s for a single brand new tire, so you want all your tires to last as long as they practically can.
More pronounced alignment problems can cause faster deterioration of your steering and suspension system which can even be more expensive to repair in the long run. More importantly, poor alignment is a safety issue. Keeping your wheels periodically checked and corrected for alignment is a very cost-effective automotive maintenance procedure.
Unfortunately, getting your wheels properly aligned is not a job for a backyard mechanic. A lot of the measurements involved in aligning a wheel - such a ‘camber’ (or how the wheels “sit” in relation to the road surface), ‘caster’ (or the offset of the steering angle), or ‘toe’ (or how much the wheels point in or out in relation to the driving direction) - can be too minuscule to the naked eye.
Professional Wheel Alignment in Dayton
At Smith’s Auto Repair, we have both the special equipment needed to precisely measure and adjust wheel alignment and we have the qualified personnel to do it. We use industry-standard computer controlled 3D wheel alignment machines for our wheel alignment services and all our mechanics are ASE certified, so you’re assured of the perfect alignment for the type of vehicle you have, each and every time.
Whether you need your wheels aligned back to the recommended factory state or you’re re-aligning your wheels for the best performance characteristics, whatever your car’s make or model, stock or modified, fresh from the dealer or high-mileage, rest assured that the trusted mechanics at Smith’s Auto Repair will get the job right for you.