Wheel Alignment

Why You Need Wheel Alignment

All four of your tires need to be evenly on the ground to spread the wear and tear caused by friction. If your wheels are out of alignment, it will cause one or more wheels to wear down faster. Wheel alignment is also vital to your vehicle’s suspension system. Long term misalignment will damage the suspension system, leading to costly repairs for you.

There are three main warning signs that your wheels are out of alignment:

  • Car pulls to one side when you steer straight
  • A look at your tires reveals worn edges on the treads
  • The car shimmies and wobbles when you drive

Your car’s check engine light may also come on if your wheel alignment is severely out of place. As it affects the suspension system, other components cause the light to come on when they are damaged.

If you have any of these issues, come into our shop. Our expert technicians perform a wheel alignment check. They will check the air pressure and condition of the tires. Your car will be placed on the wheel alignment rack to check its measurements. We will print out a copy for you and for our technicians to prepare for realignment. Our mechanics will then use state-of-the-art tools to ensure three important angles are set correctly. They are the toe, caster, and camber. The toe measures the distance between tires. The caster is the angle of the steering pivot. Lastly, the camber is the wheel's angle. Our technicians will make sure that your camber angle is parallel to the ground, which is where it should be. You can count on us to get each tire back to its right setting.

Come See Us

Wheel alignment doesn’t have to cost too much time and money. At Eric’s Car Care in Houston, TX, we guarantee same-day turnaround and service. We welcome walk-ins at our Rice Village shop located on 5820 Kirby Drive, near Rice University and I-69. You can wait in our shop, or we can arrange a rideshare service to take you to the nearby shopping areas. Call ahead at 713-454-7860 to make an appointment. You will receive constant updates via our SMS Tekmetic service. Never feel unsafe in your car again. Come see us today for expert wheel alignment services.