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Four Wheel Alignment in Capitola, CA

A four-wheel alignment is basically what the name implies, aligning all four wheels to the manufacturer's intended settings. Typically, this procedure is for four-wheel or all-wheel-drive vehicles, as front-wheel-drive vehicles don't generally need the rear wheels aligned. The alignment process measures and adjusts the angles of the wheels relative to each other and the car's frame, along with the specific positioning of the wheels and how they sit inside the wheel wells. The process is fairly simple for a professional technician using the proper tools, measuring equipment capable of determining exactly how the wheels align and the schematics detailing where they should be for each make and model of car.

Wheel Alignment

Aligning Your Wheels

Wheels have to be aligned because of the stress they undergo during regular daily driving, which eventually jars them out of position. Sometimes an event such as hitting a pothole or curb, or even a small parking lot fender bender can immediately knock the wheels out of alignment. Unfortunately, such occurrences are unavoidable accidents, but that's why the car was designed with wheel alignment in mind. If the wheels didn't have adjustable alignment points, they might not go out of alignment as easily, but it could easily cost ten times as much to repair when they do. Further, without those points, the car's frame would absorb more road shock and be much less comfortable to drive.

The first noticeable effect of wheels being in poor alignment is the car will veer either left or right when driving a straight road with the steering wheel centered. Although such an effect is a nuisance, some people might not mind until they consider it's only going to get worse over time, and might cost more later than to go ahead and have it fixed. What will cost more later is that the tires will wear out much faster than expected and have to be replaced more often if the alignment is left unattended to. Poor alignment can also require more power to run normally, which will inhibit the car's overall performance and cause it to get bad gas mileage.

Santa Cruz Subaru Service

If your car shows signs of alignment problems or needs any other maintenance issues, give us a call at Santa Cruz Subaru, serving Subaru County including Capitola, Live Oak, Soquel, and Aptos, CA. You'll find our trained technicians to be knowledgeable and courteous, trained to understand the specifics of your vehicle model, and ready to get your car back on the road driving properly so you don't have any further worries.

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4100 Auto Plaza Drive
Directions Capitola, CA 95010

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