What is an Alignment?
A wheel alignment consists of adjusting the wheels of your vehicle so that all wheels are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ground. Three basic angles contribute to proper alignment: camber, caster, and toe. Camber is the measure of the degree of perpendicular offset from the road surface. Caster is the angle of your wheel’s pivot, which is attached to the suspension, and when this angle is out of alignment, straight-line tracking is affected. Toe refers to the angle of directional difference between the tire and the centerline of the vehicle. The front and rear wheels on your vehicle should always be perpendicular to the ground and parallel to the tire beside it. Routine wheel alignments have the potential to save you money in the long run while promoting optimal vehicle safety, fuel efficiency, and handling performance.
Why do you Need an Alignment?
A wheel alignment will keep your vehicle running safely and efficiently by promoting reduced tire wear, better gas mileage, and safer driving conditions. Wheels that are out of alignment will contribute to uneven tire wear. Uneven tread wear contributes to poor tire performance and can be felt in a vehicle pulling to the right or left while in motion. Left untreated, alignment issues have the potential to turn into steering and suspension issues, since driving with wheels out of alignment not only puts stress on your tires but also on suspension components. If your vehicle begins pulling to the right or left while driving, or if you feel a vibration in the steering wheel at higher speeds, contact us today for an alignment inspection. Whether you are interested in a front, rear, or a four wheel alignment, our experts will return your vehicle’s camber, caster, and toe alignments to factory specifications.
Schedule Alignment Service Today!
If your vehicle is showing the signs of a bad wheel alignment like pulling to one side or vibration in your steering wheel, don’t hesitate and contact Totten Pond Automotive right away. Our state-of-the-art computer alignment systems will identify these misalignment problems and our ASE Master Certified technicians will straighten them out to factory specifications. If you ignore the symptoms, it could lead to more expensive auto repairs down the road. Give us a call tody to schedule your wheel alignment. You can reach us by phone at 781-352-0978. You can also an your appointment by using our convenient online scheduling tool. We welcome walk-ins too, so if you’re in the area, stop by our shop located at 511 Totten Pond Rd. We’ve been proudly serving Waltham and surrounding cities and towns since 1967 and look forward to serving you too.