Where is the Best Place for 4-Wheel Alignment Service?

Where is the Best Place for 4-Wheel Alignment Service?

Spitzer CDJR Homestead

What is a 4-Wheel Alignment?

Welcome to the Service Center at Spitzer CDJR Homestead. Whether you need routine maintenance or major repairs, our factory-trained and certified technicians can help keep your car running smoothly.

An important component of regular maintenance is four-wheel alignment service. When your wheels are out of alignment, your tires have uneven wear reducing the life of your tires, your gas mileage decreases, and your vehicle might shimmy or shake as you go down the road. If you noticed any strange sensations with your Jeep or RAM’s steering and suspension, it’s time to get your 4-wheel alignment checked at Homestead CDJR.

What to Expect During a 4-Wheel Alignment?

When our service technicians perform 4-wheel alignment services in Homestead, they first rely on state-of-the-art technology to check the camber, caster, and toe. Then, they adjust angles according to the manufacturer’s recommendation for your vehicle. If required, the technician will align the front end and rear end so your vehicle’s steering and suspension get back to normal.

During our four-wheel alignment services in Homestead, our technicians not only check the alignment of your front wheels and rear wheels but also check the steering and suspension components. Our ASE-certified technicians will inform you of underlying issues that could be causing problems with your vehicle’s 4-wheel alignment. They will also check the tire size, wear, and pressure and will refill them if needed.

Using High-Tech Equipment for Camber, Caster, and Toe

If the camber, caster, and toe angles are unfamiliar to you, you aren’t alone. During a 4 wheel alignment, the service technicians use high-tech alignment machines to determine if your four-wheel-drive vehicle’s wheel alignments fit the precise angles prescribed by the manufacturer.

If the camber is off, the tires will have uneven wear on the treads. Camber measures the way the wheels tilt inwards or outwards. If your vehicle has a positive camber, your vehicle will have steering problems.

The caster is the tilt of the steering axis. The purpose of a caster measurement is to have a center point for steering so the vehicle returns to a straight line after turning. As you add mileage to your vehicle, the caster could fall out of alignment.

Finally, the technician measures the toe, which is similar to how humans toe in or toe out when they walk. In an alignment procedure, the technicians measure where the front edge of the wheels land. If they are closer together, then the tires toe in. If the front edge of the wheels is farther out, they toe out. When your vehicle has issues toe-ing, it might have acceleration issues. You can check your own tires for problems with toe by looking for wear or feathering on the outer edges of the tire treads.

The Service Department at Homestead CDJR

If you notice that your Jeep, RAM, or other four-wheel-drive vehicle starts pulling to one side or has issues driving straight, it’s time for an alignment check. Waiting too long can cause damage to your vehicle’s suspension and steering components. You also might have to replace your expensive truck tires. Four-wheel alignment costs are significantly less expensive than new tires and suspension repairs. Having proper alignment extends the life of your tire wear and saves time on other costly repairs.

Our service advisors can answer questions about the right time for an alignment check when you stop in for your routine oil changes. Our technicians check your tire wear each time you get an oil change and they will notice uneven wear that could be a sign that you need a front-end alignment or full four-wheel alignment. Most manufacturers recommend an alignment check at least once every 6,000 miles.

Why Choose the CDJR Homestead Service Center?

We appreciate being your first choice for automotive repair and maintenance. At Spitzer CDJR Homestead, we take great pride in having factory-trained, ASE-certified technicians who know your vehicle and what it needs to continue running like new. We also take pride in having a complete dealership that acts like a team, which is why we include the Spitzer Shield on every vehicle purchased from us. We look forward to working with you, and we welcome any questions about the necessary service for your vehicle. Schedule an appointment today.

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