4 Wheel Alignments

What is a 4 Wheel Alignment?

A 4 Wheel alignment is the adjusting of the angles of the wheels so that they are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other. The purpose of these adjustments is to maximize tire life and a vehicle that tracks straight and true when driving along a straight and level road.


Everyday road shock and general wear and tear can knock some of these angles out of specification  When that happens control of the vehicle may be threatened, and the tire may begin to wear unevenly and rapidly.

4 Wheel Alignment


When do I need an alignment?

  • Unusual tire wear. Look closely at all four tires for excessive wear on one side, or wear in a cupped, scalloped or diagonal stripe pattern at edges or across the tread, or uneven wear but with “feathered ” edges on the treads.
  • Unusual steering feeling. If the steering feels stiffer than it used to, or if the wheel does not return to the center position when released, or if the car feels skittish and its ridding on “its tip toes”.
  • If the steering wheel is cocked to one side when the front wheels are pointing straight ahead.
  • While driving, the car wants to pull to one side, tends to wander or weave, or is subject to front end “shimmy”.
  • If your car wants to move “crab-like” on the road, with the rear end cocked off to one side while moving straight ahead.
Let Bakers Auto Sales team help you maintain the life of your car or truck, and contact Bakers Auto Sales today to get your car or truck into the shop for it’s next service, and ask our team about wheel alignment.

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