Wheel Alignment

Wheel Alignment in Cloverdale, VA

What You Need to Know -- Blue Ridge Truck & Auto

With mountains in either direction, Cloverdale, Virginia, residents have the opportunity to enjoy scenic drives along winding roads or to hike lots of trails located within a short drive. The scenery might not be so enjoyable, however, if your vehicle’s handling is frightful. If your car or truck is scaring you, it could be telling you that it needs an alignment. Let Blue Ridge Truck & Auto take the fear out of driving. Tire wear in only certain spots, pulling to one side, loose handling, or a steering wheel that isn’t centered or won’t return to center are all possible signs that your vehicle needs a wheel alignment. Located at 195 Simmons Drive, our shop is convenient for you. Our ASE certified technicians are here to serve you Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Stop by today, use our online scheduling link, or call (540) 992-2206 to get expert service without leaving your hometown. We’ll help you get your truck or car handling well again.

Aligning Your Vehicle's Wheels

While a wheel alignment for your vehicle may sound confusing, our technicians are trained to take care of all your vehicle's suspension needs. If you own a four-wheel-drive truck or a front-wheel-drive car with an adjustable rear suspension, our mechanics will perform an alignment on all four wheels. Most two-wheel-drive vehicles require only a front-end alignment. However, in some cases, your car will need a thrust-angle alignment to correctly orient the back wheels with the center of the car. The wheels and axles will be squared to orient the moving parts and suspension system properly, regardless of which type of alignment your vehicle needs. The alignment process allows the mechanic to adjust the major suspension angles. Toe-in and toe-out are the difference in distance between the front wheels' front and back, while thrust is the angle between the front wheels and the rear axle. Caster impacts steering. It is the relationship between the upper and lower ball joints that is often represented by the slope of an imaginary line drawn between those joints. The right or left tilting is known as the camber. Visiting our shop to let our staff perform a proper wheel alignment will improve steering and handling, and you won't have to worry about all these angles.

Benefits of Proper Alignment

It would be best if you never underestimate the importance of properly aligned wheels. Whether you've just purchased a set of new tires for your vehicle, been involved in a traffic accident, or simply hit that big pothole at the end of your street, getting an alignment is important. Because properly aligned wheels promote more even tire wear, your tires will last longer, saving you money. Also, an adjustment today may well prevent more expensive repairs tomorrow. Even your fuel mileage may increase with proper alignment. Further, you will experience a better, safer ride. Make an appointment today to see how Blue Ridge Truck & Auto can help you with your wheel alignment needs.