Potholes aren’t a rare sight in Northern Virginia, where a lot of road work and construction can be seen.
Because potholes can knock the wheels of your vehicle out of alignment, it’s a good idea to get the tire alignment checked once a year.
An alignment can also be impacted by curbs and suspension wear.
We also recommend having wheel alignments performed when you’re buying new tires. Tires are a large investment in a vehicle and you want to make sure they last as long as possible.
A crooked steering wheel, uneven tire wear, and a car pulling to one side are signs of bad wheel alignments.
If you put off an alignment, it can lead to tire wear problems.
Some issues can be mistaken for a wheel alignment problem. One example is a vibration that’s felt in the steering wheel. (We talk about in this article we published.)
How we perform wheel alignments
Our technicians use computer aided alignment with up to date specifications to make sure your tires are aligned properly.
With today’s vehicles being technically advanced, it’s not just a matter of going under the car with the wrench and adjusting the toe, or the caster, or the camber. It’s also about making sure the steering wheel angle sensors are reset and — in some cases — ensuring the Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) are calibrated.
We do have an alignment system for the ADAS systems in a vehicle.
HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Michelin and BFGoodrich tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.