Alignment at Performance Ford
Enjoy a smooth ride in your Ford as you drive along the streets of West Covina, Baldwin Park, and El Monte. If you start to notice a rough ride or problems with driving, you may need a wheel alignment from Performance Ford.
What is a Wheel Alignment?
Sometimes referred to as a tire alignment, a wheel alignment is defined as the way the wheels are positioned on the road in line with the vehicle. They should be situated side by side, pointing in the same direction and perpendicular with the pavement.
When tires aren’t in alignment, they can cause issues with steering and make the tire wear down faster. The vehicle will often pull to one side as you drive, forcing you to grip the steering wheel harder to keep it moving straight.
Wheel alignment refers to the camber, caster, and toe of the wheels. Each one must be in line or the tires will be angled in a different way. Tires may be tilted inward or outward, leaning in or out, which will cause wear in a different place.
What Wheel Alignment Does
The service department at Performance Ford can perform a two- or four-wheel alignment to get everything back in line. At the same time, we can take care of balancing the wheels to extend the life of the tires.
How Do You Know If You Need a Wheel Alignment?
Tires often become misaligned over time, especially if you travel on gravel roads or roads with a lot of potholes. It can also happen if there is an accident or you hit a curb. Signs that you need an alignment include the following:
- The vehicle pulls off to one side while you are driving
- The steering wheel stays turned to one side rather than returning to the center
- Steering may appear or feel loose
- Steering may be loud
- Tires wear unevenly or have more wear in certain areas
- Squealing tires
When you get your wheels aligned, you’ll notice that the vehicle is more fuel efficient again and steering is more comfortable and easier. Since there is less of a struggle to control the vehicle, you’ll be safer as you drive. Your tires will wear more evenly and won’t need to be replaced as often. It’s important to remember that tire warranties won’t cover replacement if it is caused by misalignment in most cases.
Getting Your Tires Aligned
Trust your Ford dealer, Performance Ford, for your wheel alignment. We use the latest equipment to measure alignment and ensure it is returned to factory specs. Give us a call or use our online service scheduler to make an appointment for a wheel alignment.
We’ll work around your schedule to get the job done. Sit in our waiting area and relax or work with complimentary Wi-Fi while we take care of your Ford. You can also take our shuttle to work or home until the job is finished.
Trust Performance Ford for all your vehicle needs, including wheel alignment. We offer premier service for all models, so stop in today or give us a call.