Have you noticed uneven tire wear on your vehicle? Or is your steering wheel crooked when you’re driving straight? Your car may even be pulling to one side or the other. All these are signs that it’s time to take your vehicle to Encinitas Foreign & Domestic Auto Repair in Encinitas, CA, for a Wheel Alignment.
When you take your vehicle to the shop for a wheel alignment, your mechanic will make a decision on the best wheel alignment type for your vehicle based on their inspection of your vehicle’s steering and suspension systems. Whether they recommend a front-end alignment or a four-wheel alignment will be based on the state of the alignment of your wheels to each other and to the road. If your tires are pointing toward each other or out from the center line of the vehicle, your mechanic will recommend a four-wheel alignment if the misalignment affects all four tires. To only align the front wheels when there is a misalignment in all four leaves your vehicle fighting against the misaligned tires. If only the front tires are out of alignment, your mechanic will likely recommend a front-end alignment. The purpose of a wheel alignment is to make it easier for the vehicle to stay on a straight trajectory where the thrust line of the vehicle is centered on the vehicle and road. When your wheels are out of alignment, and the thrust is off as well, your vehicle has to fight against the misalignments to move forward or backward, reducing fuel efficiency and putting stress on various elements of the suspension system.
No matter what signs of misalignment your vehicle is showing, the experts at Encinitas Foreign & Domestic Auto Repair are ready to inspect, diagnose and repair the wheel alignment on your car. Just give them a call to make an appointment for an alignment or stop by their location in Encinitas, CA. The technicians will be happy to discuss the issues you’re having and explain the differences among the types of alignments available to fix the problems and get you back on the road.