If you want to get the most even wear and best performance from your tyres a proper wheel alignment is essential. It provides many benefits, such as:
Better fuel economy
Safe and predictable vehicle control
Reduced wear and tear of tyres and suspension parts
Improved braking and steering response
A smooth and comfortable ride
Your vehicle’s wheels can be pushed out of alignment by regular occurrences. For example, driving fast over speed bumps, or over potholes, hitting curbs, or car collisions. If you suspect that there is an issue, we recommend that your vehicle is inspected as soon as possible. Otherwise, you will be causing damage to your tires and to internal steering and suspension parts.
The first and most common sign that your wheels are out of alignment is if your vehicle significantly pulls to either side. Other common symptoms include uneven or rapid tyre wear, squealing tyres, or vibration while driving.
How often should I get my Wheel Alignment checked?
Apart from noticing any of the above symptoms, you should consider wheel alignment if you have new tyres or suspension components installed,. Also, if you have encountered a road hazard, or every 20,000km or 12 months (whichever comes first). For 4WDs we recommend 4×4 wheel alignment after an outback off-road adventure, or every 10,000km or 6 months.
A proper wheel alignment improves the responsiveness of the vehicle and the suspension performance. It also ensures your safety while driving as you get better performance of the safety systems such as traction, stability control, and ABS braking systems.
And because every vehicle manufacturer is unique, it requires different methods of adjustment. Our qualified staff will ensure you get the most precise measurements with pinpoint accuracy thanks to the latest, state-of-the-art equipment.
If you notice any of the symptoms above, or it’s been a while since your last alignment, don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle for fast and friendly service. Get an ultimate wheel alignment for your passenger car, 4WD, or American truck, such as GMC, Ford Raptor, Chev, HSV or Dodge. And enjoy a smooth ride, improved fuel economy, and extended tyre lifespan.
McCormack’s Auto Service uses the HawkEye Elite Alignment System by Hunter. We have the latest USA made and designed wheel alignment machine on the northside of Brisbane and we can do all American trucks. It captures all readings and produces measurements in just 70 seconds, as you can see in the video below.