The Basics of Wheel Alignment Service
For optimal and safe driving dynamics, it’s important for your wheels to be in exact alignment. What exactly does that mean? When we check your car’s alignment here at Eric’s Car Care in Houston, Texas, we’re checking three critical factors: camber, toe, and caster. Camber is the angle of your tires when viewed from the front; toe is the angle of your tire when viewed from above; caster is the angle relative to your steering system. Suppose any of these three angles are off by even a couple of degrees. In that case, you’ll notice performance problems that are directly proportionate to how far your vehicle is out of alignment. We perform wheel alignment services depending on the specifications of your model, how you drive, and the current condition of your car. Some well-timed effort from the technicians at your local auto shop is never out of order, especially when it comes to the proper alignment of your wheels.
Signs of Vehicle Misalignment
Is it time to visit your local auto shop serving Med. Center for a wheel alignment? Pay attention to what your vehicle “tells” you as you drive through Old Braeswood or down SH 286. Several factors are indicating that you may need a wheel alignment service. Some of the most common include off-centered steering (you have to force the steering wheel to stay in the middle to drive straight), noisy steering, and a tendency for the vehicle to drift or actively swerve without input from you. We encourage you also to come in if you notice uneven or excessive tire wear; when wheels aren’t aligned, the tires’ position is affected and will experience abnormal road contact that results in unnatural wear. Tires may also emit a squealing sound if your wheels are misaligned. Your wheels can come out of alignment from worn components, hitting a pothole, going over a speed bump quickly, or even bumping into a curb. If you experience one of the above symptoms, give us a call at 713-667-9293 to set up an appointment.
Professional Auto Repair Shop
When it comes to your safety, a smooth ride, and your vehicle’s value, routine wheel alignment service is essential. A misaligned wheel system can pose a range of risks, costing you money and more severe repercussions down the line. At Eric’s Car Care, we are committed to keeping your car, truck, or SUV in terrific shape. Our ASE-certified technicians have the qualifications to perform wheel alignment service for all makes and models, including the three variations: front-wheel/two-wheel, four-wheel, and thrust-angle. Each repair and maintenance job we perform is complete with a three-year/36,000-mile warranty for utter peace of mind. Working with us has never been easier either. Not only do we offer online appointment setting and digital vehicle inspections, but you also have the option to pay for your service via text! Additional perks of our shop include shuttle and valet service and after-hours drop-off. Reap the benefits of our certified technicians, sophisticated technology, and fully equipped repair shop today at 6950 Kirby Drive.