Wheel Alignment Service Near Savannah, MO
Alignment Service at Victory Chevrolet of Savannah
Alignment issues can cause a lot of problems for your vehicle, including excessive wear on the tires and a rough ride. You can keep your vehicle in prime condition with alignment service from Victory Chevrolet of Savannah, serving Savannah, Kansas City, and St. Joseph.
Do You Need an Alignment?
Proper alignment ensures the tires are hitting the road at the right angle and have enough grip. A wheel or tire alignment adjusts the wheels’ angles for the best contact with the road and a smooth ride. You can tell when the wheels are out of alignment if you know what to look for.
- The tires wear unevenly with one side smooth or showing wires.
- The steering wheel pulls to one side when you’re going straight.
- The steering wheel is turned to one side and won’t center correctly.
It’s best to get an alignment when you buy new tires or have your vehicle lifted or lowered. If you have suspension work done, you should request an alignment as well. If you’ve been involved in a fender-bender or hit the curb or other obstacle hard, you may have knocked the wheels out of alignment.
You should have your alignment checked every year or more often if you travel on rough roads or go off-road. Misalignment usually happens gradually, and you can prevent major tire wear by diagnosing the problem early.
Getting an Alignment
You can call Victory Chevrolet of Savannah or use our online scheduler to set up an appointment for alignment service. Bring your vehicle in and relax in our contemporary waiting area. You can also take our shuttle home or to the office while we work on your vehicle.
The service technicians will check three angles of your wheel alignment.
- Camber – which is the vertical tilt of the side of the wheel as compared to the side of the vehicle, viewed from the front or rear of the vehicle.
- Caster – which is the tilt of the steering axis compared to a straight line, which is seen from the side of the vehicle.
- Toe – which is the tilt of the side of the wheel compared to the side of the vehicle, viewed from above.
The measurements for a wheel alignment are so precise and any changes are minimal, which means they usually can’t be seen by your eyes. The technicians will use alignment equipment to measure the three angles and compare them to what is normal for your vehicle.
You can request a printout of the measurements before and after an alignment. It will show you where the changes occurred. If you need new tires, the service technicians will recommend that you purchase the tires before getting the alignment, so that can be done with the new tires in place.
Keep your vehicle in prime condition, improve gas mileage, and increase tire wear with regular alignment service from Victory Chevrolet of Savannah. Stop by, give us a call, or schedule service online today for your vehicle.