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When Should You Get A Wheel Alignment?

When Should You Get a Wheel Alignment?

If you’ve been searching “Car alignment near me”, this article will help you learn what a car alignment accomplishes and where to get one in Markham, ON.

What Is A Car Alignment?

A car alignment, or wheel alignment, is an automotive service that aligns the four wheels of an automobile. If your wheels are misaligned, your vehicle can’t perform properly. Misaligned wheels can impede steering, hinder the suspension, and can be a driving hazard.

What Causes Misalignments?

As long as the wheels are attached to the vehicle, most people don’t think any more about them. The wheels are attached to the axles and, whether or not a vehicle is front-wheel, rear-wheel, or four-wheel drive, the drivetrain takes the power generated by the engine to turn the axles, and thus the wheels. But that involves a lot of movement, and this can cause wheels to become misaligned gradually. You may not even notice the problem until it becomes severe.

The accumulation of wear and tear over time is a major cause of wheel misalignments. Your wheels suffer more wear and tear than other components in your vehicle. After all, they’re the only parts that touch the ground (unless something goes horribly wrong). The constant friction of the road and the mass of your vehicle can gradually knock your wheels out of alignment. Driving on all-season tires for over a year straight can exacerbate the problem.

Symptoms Of A Misalignment

Many drivers first notice that their wheels are misaligned when their steering wheel starts to pull to one side or when they spot uneven tire wear. Misalignments prevent the even distribution of weight onto all four wheels. This hurts tire longevity and tread life, meaning some tires wear down faster than others.

Regular tire rotations can prevent uneven tire wear. We at AutoNiche can check your wheels and suspension for a misalignment or imbalance when we perform a tire rotation or when we’re installing new, winter, or all-season tires on your vehicle.

“Where Can I Get A Car Alignment In Markham?”

AutoNiche is proud to perform wheel alignments at our Markham garage. We have a precision aligner we can use to measure the position and orientation of each wheel. We can perform both 2-wheel and 4-wheel alignments. And when we perform a wheel alignment, we can also make a caster adjustment, repair your rear axle, and perform any other service your vehicle needs.

During an alignment service, we can also check your steering. Our expert technicians can inspect all the mechanical and electronic functions of your car’s steering. And they will be extremely careful to avoid causing any damage to your vehicle. That’s why our aligner has spring-loaded arms to grab the tire, which is critical to avoiding any potential rim damage.

If you’re in or near Markham, come to AutoNiche! We are proud to serve drivers in the Greater Toronto Area.

To book an appointment for a wheel alignment, or for any other automotive service, please click here. To learn more, please contact us via our website or call us at 905-205-0228.

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