Winter is coming…Wheel Alignment Service at Westgate Auto Repair in Rochester
When all of your vehicle’s wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard in Rochester or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in MN can cause your wheels to be out of alignment. This can lead to premature tire and suspension wear.
Here are some alignment basics:
The first angle is called toe: Do the wheels point in towards each other or away from each other at the front of the tire?
The next angle is called camber: Do the wheels tip in or out at the top?
And finally, there is castor. Castor measures the angle where the front axles attach to the vehicle.
The ideal alignment for your vehicle was designed by its engineers. Alignment service in Rochester, MN at Westgate Auto Repair starts with an inspection of the steering and suspension to see if anything’s bent, broken or worn out. Then our friendly and knowledgeable repair technician will look at tire condition.
From there, the vehicle is put on an alignment rack and an initial alignment reading is taken. The wheels are then aligned to manufacturer’s specifications.
Your vehicle’s owner’s manual probably has a recommendation for how often your alignment should be checked – usually every couple of years. If you suspect an alignment problem, get it checked here at Westgate Auto Repair in Rochester, MN before you suffer tire or suspension damage.
Give us a call.
Westgate Auto Repair
3000 Hwy 14 West
Rochester, MN 55901
Napa Service Assist 2016