As a part of normal driving, certain elements of one's alignment can become worn, and springs can be stretched out. In fact, even minor issues like bumping a curb can disrupt alignment, restoring angles to their correct measurements to ensure that wheels sit straight. Wheel or tire alignment, sometimes referred to as breaking or tracking, is a part of standard automobile maintenance, and can make a substantial impact on the performance and life of your vehicle. That's why, for alignment of tires, Orange County has come to trust All Tune and Lube first and foremost.
Considering the importance of tires alignment to enhancing the performance of a vehicle, it's important to recognize the signs of uneven tire wear. Often, more wear on the outside than on the inside is an indicator that your car is out of alignment. Other indicators include unintended drifting to one side when you're intending to drive straight. If your steering wheel is vibrating or your steering wheel isn't centered, you're also likely in need of tires alignment. If none of these indicators are present, simply check your owner's manual to see how often the manufacturer recommends having this service.
An alignment requires squaring a car's wheels and axles with each other so that they're all moving in the same direction. We'll adjust each suspension angle – known as toe, thrust camber and caster – to influence tire movement and position. Our technician will also check to make sure the steering wheel is centered. During an alignment, an expert ATL auto mechanic will position and adjust components so that the wheels are aligned with one another and the surface of the road. Our mechanic will also take the opportunity to make sure that no suspension components are excessively worn or broken.
The alignment you receive at ATL is dependent upon your car's suspension. We'll perform a four-wheel alignment for all-wheel vehicles or front wheel drive vehicles with independent or adjustable rear suspensions. For other vehicle types, we might perform a front-end alignment or thrust-angle alignment, in which the rear wheels and axle are realigned to be parallel with the front axle and perpendicular to the center line of the car.
About All Tune and Lube
At All Tune and Lube (ATL), we're well-known for providing quality repairs at great prices and delivering outstanding services. More than just the tire alignment Orange County trusts, we also provide services including the ideal oil change, air conditioning service, fuel injection and combustion chamber cleaning.
The full line of services at ATL is both expansive and comprehensive, making us a true one stop shop for total car care. In fact, we're even a Star Certified Smog Station providing a variety of inspection and repair services to California motorists in order to promote a cleaner environment. As a Star-certified station, we are responsible to meet strict testing and repair performance standards each year, a fact that further illustrates the excellence of our work.
If you're in need of alignment, precision wheel balancing or rotation of your vehicle's tires, Orange County-based All Tune and Lube should always be your best option for service that allows you to maximize the life and performance of your vehicle. To get in touch with one of Southern California's very finest auto repair shops, please call us at 714-871-4144 or visit our contact page.