Learning the Basics of Tire Alignment

 In Auto Repair, Automobile Maintenance, Car Care Tips

Tire Alignment courtesy of Autoservicecosts.com

When it comes to basic preventive maintenance for cars in Red Oak, tire alignment is one of the most important things you can do. It might not be the most exciting subject, but hey—it’s important! The lifespan of your car depends greatly on the small things, such as aligning your tires on a regular basis. Obviously, if you have to replace your cars more frequently, you’re going to be spending more money. We want to help you avoid that!

One of the more expensive things to repair is the suspension system. This system can be damaged by not aligning your tires, which leads to worn out tread on your tires. When that happens, blowouts can also happen. If you’ve ever experienced a tire blowout, you already know how scary that can be. Of course, it’s also a huge safety hazard for Red Oak drivers and the people riding in the car with them.

A common misconception about tire alignment is that it’s only necessary if you hit a big bump in the road that jars your vehicle. However, everyday driving will cause the need for alignment too. Think about all the holes and bumps in the road – they all knock your tires out of alignment a little each time.

Be sure to have your tires inspected routinely to check for alignment issues. Castrol Express Car Service typically recommends these inspections at least once a year. If you have any doubts about the tire alignment, bring it to us sooner! Our technicians will thoroughly check the suspension system, steering system and anything else that could affect your tire’s alignment. Once we’re satisfied with this process, we’ll lift the car on our rack and take a reading to make sure that everything lines up with specifications from the vehicle manufacturer. These standards can change, depending on the model of the car.

Tire Alignment Facts: Here are the three ways we will adjust and align your tires:

  • The first part of the process is known as “toe” and gets its name for the way tires can point either outward or inward.
  • The next adjustment is known as the camber. This deals with how your tires actually touch the road when you’re driving. You don’t want any uneven tires that barely meet the road!
  • Last comes the castor adjustment. We want to see how the tire angle looks as it pertains to the front axles.

Stay Tuned for More!

Keep reading our blog to learn even more about tire alignment! It will not only save you money, but it will keep you safe on the road.

We’re your premier experts in Red Oak for all types of car service, so don’t hesitate to call us or bring your car in if you have any questions!
Castrol Express Car Service
240 E. Ovilla Rd
Red Oak, Tx 75154


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