Wheel Alignment Castro Valley
Wheel alignment is typically done when you buy new tires. We offer this service to all customers who purchase new tires. But this is not the only time when wheel alignment is indicated – if your vehicle hits a big pothole, if it hits a curb, even bumping into a concrete parking stall can cause wheels to get out of alignment.
Driving with wheels that are out of alignment will significantly shorten tire life, will likely cause vibration, and increased noise inside your vehicle. In extreme cases, it may even negatively impact the handling of the car.
Properly aligned wheels offer a smoother ride, better vehicle control, and a lot longer tire life. Proper wheel alignment will also have a beneficial impact on fuel economy.
Wheel alignment is checked on special machines that can detect misalignment on the order of a hundredth of a degree – not something human eye can detect. Hence, at Adams Tireworx, we use a computerized alignment machine to do the job.
Given the sorry state of Bay Area roads, we recommend checking your wheel alignment once a year – simply request a wheel alignment check when you bring your car for an oil change or manufacturer scheduled maintenance – our sister shop Adams Autoworx can perform oil service and wheel alignment check during the same visit.
If you have not requested a wheel alignment check for more than a year, and your vehicle exhibits the following symptoms, a wheel alignment check is strongly recommended:
● The steering wheel pulls to the left or right
● You experience vibration when turning
● The steering wheel is not straight when driving on a straight roadway
● Tire tread is wearing unevenly
When we perform wheel alignment at Adams Tireworx, we perform:
Examination of the tires for inflation and tread wear – especially uneven wear
Assessment of the steering and suspension components
Comparison of tire alignment to automobile manufacturer guidelines
Alignment on a computerized alignment machine.
Call Adams Tireworx to have our certified technicians perform a professional wheel alignment. It will benefit your car, and your pocketbook.