Undercar Services

Wheel alignment

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While driving your daily driver vehicle, you will start to notice moments during driving that your car can start to lean more towards one side and feels off from being straight.

This is a sign you are in need of a wheel alignment. Our expert technicians have the proper wheel alignment equipment required to perform an alignment for your wheels to return to factory-specific performance.

Why performing a wheel alignment is important:

Keeping up with your wheel alignment maintenance is really essential for your wheels to stay in their best performance. It will help avoid an uneven ride, pulling coming from the vehicle, uneven tire tread wear, and squealing tires. In the long run, you will have peace of mind your vehicle is at its best performance from expert auto technicians who have been in the automotive repair industry for many years.

 

Some of the benefits of getting a proper wheel alignment to include:

  • Even tire wear and long-lasting tire life

  • Increased gas mileage

  • Improvement in handling and steering

  • Comfortable and smooth ride

Indications your vehicle may need a wheel alignment:

  • Car shakes or vibrates while driving

  • Bumpy ride

  • Steering wheel doesn't stay straight

  • Vehicle pulls to one side

A comprehensive performance for a wheel alignment includes:

To align your vehicle there are a few components to come together for a wheel alignment which include the caster, camber, and toe angles for your tires to be correctly aligned to factory recommendations.

Caster - The caster refers to the steering axis area which supports the springs and struts line up with your vehicle. A Caster can be negative, centerline, or positive. A properly aligned Caster allows for high-speed driving stability and controlled steering.

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Camber -  Camber refers to whether the tire is tilting in or out when viewed from the front of the vehicle. Having the camber adjusted can maximize the tire-to-road contact and account for changes in force as a vehicle turns.

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Toe - The Toe indicates the front area, which can show an angle between the two front tires or two back tires. Technicians can indicate this as "Toe-In" or "Toe-Out", depending if the tire is pointing in or out.

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Under-car spans from alignment to flushes. 


To keep your vehicle running at peak performance, we provide under-car services that include:

Alignment
Wheel alignment (or simply alignment) is standard car maintenance that involves adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the manufacturer's specifications. The purpose of these adjustments is to reduce tire wear and to ensure that vehicle travel is straight and true (without "pulling" to one side).  The main purpose is to let the suspension and the steering systems operate at their desired angles - this reduces tire wear.

Chassis
A chassis is the car's internal framework that supports the body and other parts like the wheels, engine, transmission, driveshaft, differential, and suspension. A weak or damaged chassis will translate to an unsafe and undrivable car. To have a strong and properly working vehicle, have your car's chassis checked for defects.

Differential Flush
The differential is a car part that compensates for the difference in travel distance between the inner wheels and outer wheels when the vehicle is turning. Due to the differential's position in most non-four-wheel-drive (FWD) vehicles (located at the rear and under the car), it does not get any of the star treatment the engine gets. The one thing that every car owner needs to know is that failure of the differential will mean failure of the car. To save the differential from failure, you need to have differential fluid changed every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. Changing the oil on the differential is as important as changing the car's engine oil. Although checking and changing differential oil is pretty easy, you need to visit an auto shop to get a comprehensive differential flush.

Differentials
The automotive differential is designed to drive a pair of wheels while allowing them to rotate at different speeds. In vehicles without a differential, such as karts, both driving wheels are forced to rotate at the same speed, usually on a common axle driven by a simple chain-drive mechanism. The differential transfers the engine power to the wheels. When turning, the outer wheels travel a larger distance than the inner wheels do (also the front wheels travel a longer distance than the rear wheels). This means that all four wheels travel at different speeds during a turn and this is where the differential comes in to help. Who knew there were so many elements to tires!

Driveline
Your vehicle's driveline is the component of the power train of an automotive vehicle that is between the transmission and the differential and generally consists of the driveshaft and universal joint. A driveline is the part of your motor vehicle that connects the engine and the transmission to the wheel axles. The driveline consists of the parts of the powertrain less than the engine and transmission. Failure of the driveline means that the car would not move since energy cannot be transmitted from the engine to the wheel axles. Therefore, make sure that your car's driveline is regularly inspected and serviced. 

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8411 Speedway Drive
San Antonio, TX 78230