Santa Cruz Wheel Alignment
Goodyear Tires and Auto Repair complete Santa Cruz wheel alignment – both when you buy new tires and when drivability issues indicate a need for alignment. Since wheel alignment is typically done when you buy tires, we offer this service to all customers who purchase tires from us. But wheel alignment might be a necessity at other times - if your car hits a curb, hits a big pothole, sometimes, if you are particularly unlucky, even bumping into a concrete parking stall can cause wheels to get out of alignment, and you will need to get them aligned.
If you drive your vehicle with wheels that are out of alignment, it will likely cause vibration, significantly shorten tire life, make the ride noisier. If misalignment is very pronounced, it could even negatively impact the handling of your vehicle.
Thus when you complete alignment at our Santa Cruz tire and auto repair shop, you can expect a smoother ride and a lot longer tire life. Industry research has also found out that proper wheel alignment improves fuel economy.
We recommend checking wheel alignment once a year, as California roads are not well maintained. Wheel alignment is checked on special machines that can detect misalignment on the order of a hundredth of a degree – not something human eye can detect. If your car did not have a wheel alignment performed within the last 12 months, we suggest you let us know – and next time you bring your vehicle in for minor service, we can do a wheel alignment check during the same visit.
Below is a list of symptoms that tell you your car’s wheel alignment should be checked:
- You experience vibration when turning
- The steering wheel pulls to the left or right
- Tire tread is wearing unevenly
- The steering wheel is not straight when driving on a straight roadway
When we do an alignment at Goodyear Tires and Auto Repair, we perform:
Comparison of tire alignment to automobile manufacturer guidelines
Assessment of the steering and suspension components
Examination of the tires for inflation and tread wear – especially uneven wear
Alignment on our professional alignment machine.
Call us to have our certified technicians perform a professional wheel alignment. Wheel alignments improve ride comfort, benefit your car, and they also benefit your pocketbook.