WHAT IS A 4-WHEEL ALIGNMENT?
Wheel alignment is very important to the health of your car or truck. For example, if you hit a massive pothole, your suspension may be bumped out of the calculated locations that the components have set. The elements that go into making your car go straight are collectively called “alignment”. Wheel alignment is sometimes referred to as “tracking” and consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the specifications of the car maker. If your alignment is off or out it can cause excessive tire wear and steering problems. The general rule of thumb is to get your alignment checked at least once a year and anytime you install new tires. You should also have your alignment checked if the vehicle suspension sustains an impact like running over a curb or driving over a large pothole.
A full 4-wheel alignment involves adjustments being first made to the rear alignment, then to the front.
A proper wheel alignment will keep your tires wearing even and your vehicle driving properly.