Our Eagle River Chrysler Ltd. team often gets asked the question: "What is wheel alignment and how often should I get it?" Wheel alignment, also called braking or tracking, is a routine part of general vehicle maintenance. Simply put, it keeps your ride rolling smoothly and efficiently. For best wheel alignment maintenance timetables, consult your owner's manual for your vehicle manufacturer's specifications.

Three Primary Angles

Maximum, textbook-perfect wheel alignment prevents tire wear and ensures safe, responsive vehicle handling. The three primary angles are camber, caster, and toe. Toe indicates wheel angles turned in or out, viewed top-down. Caster is a front-to-back steering pivot angle, and camber refers to degrees of difference in vertical wheel alignment perpendicular to the surface.

How to Know When It's Time

If you're not sure when to have your wheels aligned, consult your owner's manual for suggested timetables. Telltale signs of misaligned wheels include uneven tire wear, a shaky front vehicle end, your vehicle goes straight even when the steering wheel is crooked and your vehicle drifts to either side unintentionally when you drive.

Come through our Whitecourt, AB dealership today, and let our stellar service team check your wheels for ideal alignment.

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