Wheel Alignment

Wheel Alignment in Salem, VA

Corrective Alignment for All Makes -- Blue Ridge Truck & Auto

The Mill Mountain Star and nearby zoo are a great day trip destination from Salem, Virginia, but you may not be starstruck if you’re struggling to drive a car or truck in need of alignment. Have you noticed any of these common warning signs? Your handling feels loose while you’re driving. Your tires show wear in some spots, but not nearly as much in others. The vehicle pulls to one side as you move forward. The steering wheel is not centered or will not return to the center. If you answered “yes” to noticing any of these issues, it’s time to visit Blue Ridge Truck & Auto at 1525 Electric Rd. We are open to serve you Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. You can reach us by telephone at (540) 404-9382, use our convenient online scheduling tool, or simply stop by. Our mechanics are ASE certified and courteous, ready to help you get your truck or car handling well again.

How Is An Alignment Done?

You need an alignment, but you're not sure how it's done. First, rest assured that our expert technicians will take care of all adjustments for you. Second, we are happy to explain the basics. The type alignment you need depends on your vehicle type. Usually, a typical two-wheel-drive car will need only a front end alignment, although in some cases, the vehicle will need a thrust-angle adjustment of the rear wheels in relation to the center of the car. In contrast, an all-wheel-drive vehicle or front-wheel drive with an adjustable rear suspension requires that all four wheels be aligned. In either case, alignment is the process your mechanic uses to square the wheels and axles to orient the moving parts properly. You don't have to spend too much time worrying about all of the angles -- camber, caster, toe, and thrust. Our team understands what to do to make sure your car is driving its safest. After service with us, your steering, handling, control, efficiency, and more will greatly improve.

Why You Might Want an Alignment Sooner Rather Than Later

Many people choose to get off to a good start with new tires by having a proper wheel alignment performed. But did you know that you should also have a mechanic perform an alignment if your vehicle has been in an accident or if you've hit major potholes or other obstructions in the road? Spending the money for an alignment saves you money and aggravation in the long run. It often prevents more expensive future repairs, and it extends the usability of your tires by promoting even tire wear. Well-aligned wheels can even increase your fuel mileage. Further, you enjoy a smoother, safer ride. Let our technicians serve you, making Blue Ridge Truck & Auto in Salem, Virginia, your wheel alignment headquarters.