Wheel Alignment in Craig, Colorado
Service That Keeps Your Performance and Tires in Shape
The Basics of Wheel Alignment
Wheel alignment is an important service for all makes and models. If the angles of your wheels get thrown off, whether from a deep pothole or a worn part, numerous aspects of your car and its performance can be affected. For instance, you may experience poor handling, premature tire wear, suspension damage, or increased fuel usage. Wheel alignment service consists of a thorough inspection using advanced technology that corrects the angles that aren’t to OEM specifications. The three angles that we check are camber, caster, and toe. Camber is the inward/outward tilt of the wheel viewed from the top, caster is the forward/backward tilt of the steering axis, and toe measures how much the wheels turn in/out in a straight position. If we find that your vehicle is presenting too much camber or toe-out, we are here to rectify it. At Chapman’s Automotive in Craig, Colorado, we are experienced and trained in performing wheel alignment services. We offer front-wheel, four-wheel, and thrust-angle alignments in our auto shop, conducted by our ASE-Certified technicians. To learn more, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 970-824-4912.
Signs of Misaligned Wheels
Wheel alignment falls under the preventative maintenance umbrella, but it’s often not needed as frequently as other services, such as oil changes and tire rotations. When you visit our auto shop regularly for service, we’ll check your car’s alignment for any abnormality and make recommendations for service as necessary. However, there are a handful of symptoms of misalignment you may be able to recognize on your own. If you notice that your vehicle pulls to the right or left when driving, that can indicate the alignment is off or that your tires are wearing down unevenly. You also want to watch your steering wheel when driving. Are you maintaining a straight course but have to keep your steering wheel at an angle to do so? It could be due to misalignment. If your tires are wearing excessively or unevenly, it means more pressure is being put on one side of the vehicle, which is often an indication of an alignment problem. You may also notice vibrations from your steering wheel, bumpier ride, vehicle shaking, or steering wheel not staying straight. Pay attention to how your vehicle responds when you drive straight, and regularly check your tread to determine if it’s time for wheel alignment service! Of course, we are always here to help out, too, with inspections and answers to your questions.
Schedule an Appointment Soon
For efficient wheel alignment service that you can count on, trust Chapman’s Automotive. If your vehicle appears to be negative camber, which is when your wheels tilt inward and causes wear on the inside edge of the tire, or toe-in, which results in excessive feathering and wear on the outer edges of the tire, we will take care of it for you. We can even perform tire rotations and balances, as well as total tire replacement, to ensure your vehicle’s performance remains in top condition. We’ll also inspect the systems that directly affect your wheel alignment and vice versa, including the suspension and steering system. Here at our auto shop, we work to manufacturer specifications and follow the proper guidelines for accurate servicing. To ensure our customers are looked after, too, we have a comfortable waiting area equipped with free WiFi and complimentary snacks and beverages. You can also use our free shuttle service, pick-up and delivery service, and after-hours pick-up and drop-off. With regular service specials, financing opportunities, and competitive pricing, you can expect only the most affordable servicing here at Chapman’s. Visit us soon at 310 East Victory Way Craig, CO 81625.