wheel alignment ottawa

Wheel Alignment starting at $99.95 | Looking for a quality wheel alignment in Ottawa? For more than 35 years, Gary’s Automotive has been Ottawa’s top choice for car service and repairs. If your wheels are starting to wear, the steering wheel is out of alignment, or your car is dragging or wandering while you drive, trust Gary’s Automotive to align your wheels and enhance your driving experience. Book your service appointment today! 

Wheel Alignment Ottawa

We take for granted just exactly how our wheels work. We assume that our tires are always in even contact with the road, but in reality that’s not the case. A lot of work goes into making sure your vehicle maintains the optimal levels of contact with the road. Your vehicle’s wheels and suspension systems are capable of moving quite a bit before you’ve even turned the wheel. A proper wheel alignment involves adjusting many areas, not just making sure the wheels are straight. With Gary’s Automotive, you get the absolute best in wheel alignment services at the lowest possible prices.

The Basics Of Wheel Alignment

wheel alignment OttawaWheel alignments are important for both safety and economy. Wheels that are out of alignment can cause uneven tire ware, which ultimately can lead to decreased traction and loss of control at high speeds, as well as premature tire failure. A wheel alignment can also involve your vehicle’s suspension. In aligning suspension, the angle of the tire either towards or away from the car, known as camber, is adjusted. Camber is important because it allows for your vehicles suspension to accommodate for shifting weight when going around corners.

Your vehicles suspension can also be adjust forwards and backwards, known as caster. This allows for your vehicle to have a larger footprint, improving its stability. Generally, your vehicles suspension will be aligned to a slightly positive caster, meaning the suspension is angled slightly towards the driver.

Another aspect of wheel alignment is the angle of the toe. This is the angle in which the vehicles tires point towards the centre of the car or away from the car. Making sure this is straight promotes even tire wear and increases vehicle traction.

When Is It Time For Service?

If your wheels are starting to wear, the steering wheel is out of alignment, or your car is dragging or wandering while you drive, trust Gary’s Automotive to align your wheels and enhance your safety. When determining if you need your wheels aligned, check each tire and look for uneven wear. Feel it out by running your hand along the tire tread (being careful not to hurt yourself on exposed steel belt wires or road debris in the tread), and check the inflation level.  Over or under inflation will cause uneven tire wear.

A wheel alignment has many benefits, including reduced tire wear, improved fuel economy, and a safe drive. This service should be included in your semi- or annual automotive inspections. The licensed Gary’s Automotive technicians are very experienced in tire repair and wheel alignment, and will offer you nothing but excellent customer assistance and services.

 

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