Alignment Service

Alignment Service in Mounds View, MN 

Wheel Alignment Services at The Bear Lot

For many, a vehicle is one of the most important assets that a person can have. You have worked hard to have a vehicle, so our service team at The Bear Lot works just as hard to make sure your vehicle is in great shape. One of the ways we can help you take care of your vehicle is through routine maintenance, like regular alignment checks. Drivers near Mounds View, Columbia Heights, and Minneapolis can visit The Bear Lot to get their wheel alignment checked today.

Why Wheel Alignment is Important

Your wheel alignment is a very important part of your vehicle's overall well-being. It contributes to your vehicle's performance, your tires' wear, the smoothness of your ride, and even gas mileage. Some of the factors that can cause your wheels to become misaligned include vehicle accidents, potholes, and gravel roads. As you can see, it can be hard to avoid the issues that cause misalignment, so you will want to make sure you get yours checked regularly.

When your wheels are not aligned, this might mean that your tires are not meeting the road at a right angle, or that they might not be centered in the wheel wells. This causes early wear and tear to your tires and the other issues we mentioned above. To save yourself from the stress, money, and time that it takes to repair vehicle damage or replace tires, you will want to pay attention to your vehicle's alignment and get it checked by a professional.

When to Check Alignment

You might be asking; how do I know when it is time to check my wheel alignment? There are a few things to consider when deciding if it is a good time to take it in for an assessment. Professionals recommend that you get your alignment checked either once or twice a year. The frequency depends on how often and where you drive. So, those who regularly drive on rough roads will want to get it checked more than once a year.

Experts also recommend going in for an alignment service after you have installed new tires. This is because you will want to ensure that your new tires have the longest life possible by checking to see if they will wear evenly.

How Alignment Checks are Done

Wheel alignment can be checked by viewing the vehicle from certain angles. For example, mechanics will check the camber which can be viewed from the front. If your tires are leaning inward or outward, this is usually a sign of improper alignment. If you notice your tire is being worn more on the outside or inside than directly on the center, this is usually a sign that your camber needs adjusting.

Toe alignment is checked by viewing from above and evaluating if there is any tilt. To prevent toe issues, you will want to rotate your tires and make sure they are properly inflated.

Lastly, your vehicle's caster will be checked by assessing the vehicle from the side. Caster issues usually contribute to steering and stability issues.

Visit the service department at The Bear Lot for your next wheel alignment check.