- Evaluation of suspension and steering systems, air pressure, and tire condition
- Checking the tires of inflation, dimension, and wear
- Comparing your wheel alignment to truck manufacturer’s recommendations and adjusting camber, caster, and toe accordingly
- Printing initial and final wheel alignment readings.
Signs That You Need Tire AlignmentPoorly aligned wheels may lead to various inconveniences, ranging from uncomfortable rides to accelerated tire wear. Wheels can become misaligned due to many factors, including car crashes, spending lots of time on an uneven and bumpy road, hitting the potholes, driving with worn-out parts (loose suspension or bent wheels), and more. If you notice some of the following signs, it means that your vehicle needs 4-wheel alignment:
- A truck pulling to one side while driving or braking
- Abnormal and uneven tire wear
- The steering wheel seems tilted when you're driving straight
- Vibrations when steering.
The Importance of Regular Wheel AlignmentCorrectly aligned wheels offer many benefits to truck drivers, mainly since it helps cut down on fuel costs due to less rolling resistance. In addition, regular vehicle alignment may prevent uneven tire wear, ensuring your tires last longer. Disproportionate tire wear is the most common sign of improper wheel alignment, and it may result in specific issues such as tear feathering, camber, heel, or toe wear. The more affected parts you have due to misalignment, the higher the repair cost will be, and it's critical to prevent it on time.
Why Choose Alpha Off-Road ?If you are searching for the “alignment near me,” look no further than Alpha Off-Road. We are qualified wheel alignment specialists that provide the best-in-class services to SUV, pickup, light truck, and off-road vehicle drivers experiencing any wheel misalignment symptoms. Aside from the unmatched quality of service, Alpha Off-Road offers:
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Count on Alpha Off-Road's experienced team of mechanics to align your wheels and resolve any issue resulting from the lack of alignment. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and methods to get your vehicle ready to hit the road again, safely and at peak performance. Don't hesitate to visit our shop in Valencia, Santa Clarita, CA.
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I needed an alignment badly last week right before a trip to Big Bear. I called Art very last minute and he was so accommodating. I was able to get an alignment and my ride was so smooth after. I found Alpha Off Road on Yelp and the reviews made me contact him and I'm so glad I did. Thanks Art!...
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- Camber: Too much inward or outward tilt (positive/negative camber) may indicate signs of misalignment.
- Toe: If the tires on your vehicle are angled the same way (toe-in or toe-out alignment), it means they need adjustment.
- Caster: Caster angle balances stability, cornering, and steering. In the case of a positive caster, the steering axis tilts toward the driver, while the negative caster makes the steering axis tilt toward your car's front.
- Pay attention to tread wear, inflation pressure, and comparative tire sizes. Keep in mind that some issues, including mismatched tire sizes, can lead to problems alignment won't be able to solve.
- Note that worn or damaged parts cannot be aligned.
- If you are dealing with a problem with a suspension that cannot be adjusted, don’t give up because many aftermarket parts can be used for camber and caster corrections.