Tire Alignments in Mid-Missouri

An automotive technician performing computerized diagnostics

Tire alignments are a necessary part of car maintenance. Alignments adjust the vehicle’s suspension, which is where the car connects to the wheels. The key to a proper alignment is adjusting the angles of the tires and how they make contact with the road. When a car’s tires are aligned, it keeps the vehicle driving smoothly. Properly aligned tires will keep your vehicle and your fuel economy operating as efficiently as possible. Tire alignments are a low cost and easy way to extend your car’s life and keep it driving smoothly. Keep your vehicle in it’s best condition and bring it into KB Tire & Auto for a yearly alignment.

Get Your Next Tire Alignment at KB Tire and Auto Repair in Mid-Missouri

During a tire alignment,  one of our experienced mechanics will inspect the car’s suspension and fix damaged components. To start the process, the car is lifted off the ground and specialized devices clamp onto the tires. A computerized system then makes precise measurements to check if the wheels are aligned with the ground and with each other. While the car is off the ground, a professional mechanic will check over your vehicle for any broken or damaged components. During the alignment, wheels and axles will be squared and the toe, thrust and chamber will be adjusted. Lastly, the steering wheel will be centered. This process may vary depending on the type of suspension your vehicle has.

Tire Alignment FAQ

 

How do I know my tires are out of alignment?

If you notice any of these signs while driving, bring your car in for a tire alignment as soon as possible.

– pulling to one direction

– crooked steering wheel when driving straight

– squealing tires

– uneven or rapid tire wear

– steering wheel vibration

 

How often do I need an alignment?

A car needs an alignment every year or when new tires are put on your vehicle. However, there is no specific timeline for how long your tires will stay aligned. Hitting a curb or pothole can easily take your tires out of alignment.

 

How long will an alignment take?

The alignment itself will only take about an hour. It is still best to schedule this appointment ahead of time to avoid a longer wait time.

 

How much do alignments cost?

Alignments are a fairly inexpensive car service but varies depending on your vehicle and type of suspension. Getting an alignment can actually save you money on costly repairs.

 

Why are alignments necessary?

Alignments ensure your car rides comfortably and smoothly. Improperly aligned tires can make it difficult to drive your vehicle and even put you at risk for a blowout or flat tire due to uneven wear. This not only puts you at risk, but also puts other drivers on the road at risk too.

Get in touch with us for a free quote on tire alignment and auto repairs!