Car Wheel Alignment Service In Kearny Mesa, San Diego
Vehicle wheels perform best when they’re lined up according to manufacturer specifications, but potholes, sharp turns, and unexpected bumps can send wheels out of alignment. Unfortunately, it only takes a small shift in alignment to lead to poor vehicle handling and control, lower gas mileage, and uneven, premature tire wear.
At California Motor Works & Tires in San Diego, our certified technicians perform wheel alignment on all makes and models using state-of-the-art, computerized alignment equipment. We offer:
SUV wheel alignment
Light truck wheel alignment
Van wheel alignment
4x4 wheel alignment
Our expert wheel alignment services will ensure the proper functioning of your wheels and help maximize your vehicle’s maneuverability, tire performance, and fuel efficiency.
Comprehensive wheel alignment service
Normal wear and tear is the most common culprit of wheel misalignment, but the problem could also be something as minor as low tire pressure or as major as undiagnosed damage to the suspension system. At California Motor Works & Tires, our certified technicians are trained to inspect all components related to alignment to ensure there isn’t an underlying mechanical or maintenance issue. Our comprehensive wheel alignment service includes:
Precise measurements of three wheel angles (toe, caster, and camber)
Wheel angle adjustments to manufacturer specifications
Final alignment readings to verify correct alignment
Thorough inspection of suspension and steering systems
Inspection of shocks and struts for damage and wear
Inspection of tire wear, tire condition, and tire air pressure
If we find an underlying problem that’s causing your vehicle’s wheels to slip out of alignment, we will expertly repair or replace damaged or worn components to save you from further misalignment issues down the road.
Signs and symptoms of wheel misalignment
As a general rule, you should have your vehicle’s wheel alignment checked every 6,000 miles or 6 months, but alignment issues can easily occur between check-ups. Minor accidents, hitting potholes or curbs, and zooming over speed bumps can result in wheel misalignment, so if you notice any of the following signs and symptoms, bring your vehicle in for an inspection:
Excessive or uneven tire wear
Severe drop in fuel economy
Vehicle pulls to one side
Vehicle shakes or vibrates
Steering wheel is not centered when driving in a straight line
Squeaking, creaking, knocking, or rubbing sounds coming from underneath the vehicle
It’s also a good idea to have your wheels aligned after installing a new set of tires to ensure they’re pointing in the right direction because even the smallest deviation from manufacturer specifications can lead to trouble if left unaddressed. Minor shifts in alignment, regardless of the cause, can also negatively affect your steering, suspension, and tires, compromising your safety on the road.