Precision Wheel Alignment
Services in Jacksonville, FL
Maxi Auto Repair and Service is your one-stop shop for your wheel alignment needs.
Wheel alignment involves adjusting three wheel angles to ensure they are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ground:
The angle of the wheel relative to the vertical plane
The angle of the steering axis
The angle of the wheels relative to each other
Our technicians use a Hunter alignment machine to measure these angles and adjust them to fit the manufacturer’s specifications.
What Causes Misaligned Wheels?
Several factors can cause misaligned wheels. It’s crucial to understand them so that you can take steps to prevent them from happening.
Some of the most common causes of misaligned wheels include:
HITTING POTHOLES OR CURBS: Driving over potholes or hitting curbs can cause damage to your vehicle’s suspension and steering components, leading to misaligned wheels.
CHANGES IN STEERING AND SUSPENSION COMPONENTS: Over time, the components of your vehicle’s suspension and steering systems (like bushings, tie rods, gearbox, rack, and pinion) can wear down or become damaged, which can lead to misaligned wheels. Modified or improperly installed components can also lead to misalignment.
ACCIDENTS OR COLLISIONS: If your vehicle has been in an accident or crash, even a minor one, this can cause damage to your suspension and steering systems. This, in turn, can lead to misaligned wheels.
Signs that you need wheel alignment
We recommend that this service be done every 10,000 miles or once a year.
However, you may need to get a wheel alignment more frequently if you notice signs of misaligned wheels.
Uneven tire wear
If your tires are wearing on one side or in the middle, this may be a sign that your wheels are misaligned. Uneven tire wear can also lead to premature tire failure and the need for costly replacements.
Pulling to one side while driving
If your vehicle pulls to one side, even when driving straight, have our technician check your alignment. Letting this issue linger will make it difficult to control your vehicle, especially at higher speeds.
Crooked steering wheel
This can be a sign that the wheels are pointed in different directions, which can lead to handling issues and premature tire wear.
Vibrating steering wheel while driving
This can be caused by uneven tire wear, which can result from misaligned wheels.
Poor handling or performance
Misaligned wheels can also lead to poor handling and performance, such as difficulty turning or a bumpy ride. This can be dangerous, especially in emergencies.
If you notice any of these signs, it’s vital to get your wheels checked by a professional as soon as possible. At Maxi Auto Repair and Service, our experienced technicians can perform a wheel alignment and help get your vehicle back on the road safely and smoothly.
Don't Let Misaligned Wheels Cost You Money: Get a Wheel Alignment at Maxi Auto Repair and Service
Misaligned wheels can cause uneven tire wear, reduced handling and performance, and even decreased fuel efficiency. Getting a wheel alignment can help prevent these issues and keep your vehicle running smoothly.
If you suspect that your vehicle may need a wheel alignment, don’t wait. Contact Maxi Auto Repair and Service today to schedule an appointment. We’re here to help get your vehicle back on the road safely and smoothly.