At St. Amand Auto & Truck Repair in St. Catharines our certified technicians can diagnose any alignment problems you may have with your car or truck. Our technicians will be able to look over your car or truck for any mechanical issues or any uneven wear your tires may have and fix the problem for you and get your vehicle aligned and back running at its top performance level.
Alignments are one of the most important maintenance factors in getting the most wear and performance from your tires. Wheel alignments also provide safe, predictable vehicle control as well as a smooth and comfortable ride that’s free of pulling or vibration.
Aligning a car or truck involves the adjustment of the vehicle’s suspension. The direction and the angles that the tires point in after the alignment is complete are important. The four factors involved in setting the alignment to specification are the caster, camber, toe and ride height of your suspension.
Very often a worn suspension part is the cause of an alignment problem. A common problem is worn ball joints. The symptoms are erratic handling, slow steering response, and irregular tire wear. Also, worn tie rods can allow the tire to wander left to right, changing the toe as the vehicle goes down the road. Irregular feathering will develop on the tire tread when this is the problem.