Our Perspective

A Proper and Complete Vehicle Alignment is a Critical Component to Safe Driving

Vehicle alignment and regular inspection of all three interrelated systems — alignment, steering and suspension — and replacing worn parts help assure safe, trouble-free driving and plays a vital role in vehicle safety by helping maintain optimum steering control and providing superior handling and stability. That is why, as part of our standard vehicle alignment service, we include inspection of all three interrelated systems.

For example, loose, under-responsive steering can allow a vehicle to wander or reduce a driver’s ability to avoid a hazard. Drivers may feel symptoms of suspension-part issues in the steering wheel.  Additional “play,” pull, rattling or shimmy can all indicate a problem.

Alignment issues can contribute to improper and accelerated tire wear just as uneven tire wear can also be an indicator that there are problems with a vehicle’s steering or suspension parts.

The Brake System is the Most Important Safety System of Your Vehicle

If you suspect the slightest brake issue, your vehicle should be checked immediately.  A properly maintained and operating brake system helps ensure safe vehicle control and operation.

Brakes are a normal wear item and eventually will need repair or replacement.  Some symptoms to look out for are:

  • Brake pedal pulsates when you apply the brakes
  • Brake pedal feels “mushy”
  • Noisy when you step on the brake pedal
  • Low brake fluid

Anytime you suspect a problem, or you have one of these symptoms, it is time to get it checked.

You can trust us to make sure your alignment and brake service are complete and done right.

The wear in a vehicle’s tires can also be an indicator that there are problems with steering or suspension parts.