When you think of vehicle maintenance, what comes to mind? You probably automatically think of oil changes. You might think about having your tires rotated and your air filter changed. However, what about a Land Rover wheel alignment?
Too often, alignments are overlooked. They’re not needed as often as oil changes or tire rotations, so that’s understandable. However, this is a critical service that can have a major impact on your vehicle.
Alignment is the term given to the process used to adjust your vehicle’s wheels and suspension to properly handle the road. There are three adjustments – camber, caster, and toe – that adjust the wheel assembly in different ways and affect how the tire travels down the road.
If your wheels were fixed and rigid, there would be no need for a Land Rover wheel alignment. They would simply sit in place and roll. However, today’s vehicles are far more advanced. Your wheels move in different ways to accommodate speed, forces affecting the car’s body in a curve, and so much more. All of those will affect the wheel’s position in relation to the body and the road. Being able to adjust the alignment is essential for ride quality and safety.
If you don’t have your alignment adjusted from time to time, you’ll see it in several areas. The most obvious is in tire wear. If your car is out of alignment, your tires will wear on the edges – usually on just the inner or outer edge, but not both. This wear can be extreme and will take very little time to eat through the rubber to the steel belts underneath. As wear increases, so does the risk of a blowout.
As mentioned, you don’t need to have a wheel alignment as often as you have your oil changed, at least not if you’re following the old three months/3,000 miles rule. It’s really recommended that you have a wheel alignment once per year. However, if you drive a lot, particularly over rough terrain or potholes, you may need to have your vehicle aligned more frequently.
At Euromotive, we use an advanced laser-based, computerized alignment system. The technician will mount a sensor on each wheel and then use the computer to calibrate everything. The readout will show the adjustments needed for each wheel. The technician will make those adjustments, recheck the readout, and then test drive the car to make sure it tracks true.
Have you noticed that your car is pulling to one side? Perhaps you’ve seen abnormal tire wear? Whatever the case, it’s time for a Land Rover wheel alignment with Euromotive. Our expert team can provide you with a precise alignment and have you back on the road quickly. Call us today at (954) 944-2779 or schedule your appointment online today.
Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: Appointment Only
208 NW 1st Avenue
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009