03 Apr All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service At JJ’s Custom Import Repair, Inc.
When all of your vehicle’s wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Jacksonville can cause your Japanese Import’s wheels to be out of alignment.
Driving for an extended time in Jacksonville when your wheels are out of alignment results in uneven tire wear. This is dangerous … and expensive. Worst case scenario, you have a blowout on a crowded Florida interstate. It can also cause premature wear to your suspension system, which can be really expensive to repair. At the very least, you may have to replace your tires years too early.
Here are some alignment basics from JJ’s Custom Import Repair, Inc.:
The first adjustment is called toe or do the wheels point in towards each other or away from each other at the front of the tire.
The next adjustment is called camber or do the wheels tip in or out at the top.
And finally, there is castor. Castor measures the angle where the front axles attach to the vehicle.
The ideal alignment for your Japanese Import was designed by its engineers. Alignment service at JJ’s Custom Import Repair, Inc. starts with an inspection of the steering and suspension – to see if anything’s bent or broken. Then your hones JJ’s Custom Import Repair, Inc. technician will look at tire condition.
From there, the Japanese Import is put on an alignment rack and an initial alignment reading is taken. The wheels are then aligned to Japanese Import auto manufacturers’s specifications.
Your Japanese Import owner’s manual probably has a recommendation for how often your alignment should be checked – usually every couple of years. If you suspect an alignment problem, get it checked at JJ’s Custom Import Repair, Inc. before you suffer expensive tire or suspension damage.