Bad roads can be your wheels’ worst nightmare. If you have driven on poorly maintained roads in the Edmonton region, such as through potholes of any size or even occasionally may hit a curb, it can have a significant effect on your vehicle’s wheel alignment. Even slight alignment issues can quicken uneven wear and tear on the tires. Bringing your vehicle to Sherwood Ford to have your alignment checked about every 12,000 km will help save the wear on your tires as well as your wallet.
During a four-wheel alignment one of the certified technicians at Sherwood Ford in Ardrossan, Edmonton, and St. Albert Canada will use state-of-the-art computerized technology to measure the caster, toe, and camber. Each wheel has caster, camber and toe angles and when they are aligned correctly, your vehicle drives straight. However, if they are misaligned, a variety of wheel alignment issues can occur. Our technician will then adjust the angles to match with the manufacturer specifications for your vehicle, which ultimately ensures you a smooth ride and better fuel economy. Each 4WD alignment includes an inspection of your vehicle’s front and rear steering and suspension components.
One of the first and important reasons why alignment is necessary is your safety. Unfortunately, there typically isn’t a warning light to alert you of problems with the suspension, so you will need to be on the alert for the common signs. Some of the most common signs that indicate your vehicle needs an alignment in Strathcona County is your vehicle pulling to the right or left, the tires squeal when turning, the tires are wearing unevenly or the steering wheel is crooked when you are driving straight. If you notice any of these problems, you should take your vehicle to Sherwood Ford for an alignment inspection.
Most people know that there are certain services their vehicle needs, such as an oil change, but how do you know if you need a wheel alignment without waiting for the obvious signs? Here at Sherwood Ford we will inspect your vehicle and determine if the alignment is necessary as well as recommend when you should bring your vehicle back in to prevent the risk of unexpected issues. In the meantime, you can enjoy a range of benefits in our customer lounge. It’s important when driving to avoid running over potholes whenever possible. The more frequently your vehicle is jarred from hitting curbs or running over potholes, the greater the risk is of your vehicle becoming misaligned. To schedule an inspection or to schedule a 4WD alignment, contact Sherwood Ford in Strathcona County.