Alignments: It’s no surprise that your vehicle will drive better in the Long Beach area if all the wheels are pointed in the same direction. That’s called wheel alignment. If your wheels are out of alignment you may notice that your pickup pulls to one side or the other.
Something that you won’t notice right away, but you will if you keep driving around Long Beach when you’re out of alignment, is that your tires are wearing unevenly and fairly quickly. That’s because when the vehicle is pulling to one side, you have to steer it back straight. The outside of the tire just wears out fast because you’re constantly turning, which can be very exhausting on a long road trip from the Long Beach area – fighting to keep the vehicle going straight down the road.
Some of the things that commonly throw a wheel out of alignment are slamming into a pothole in Long Beach, smacking a curb in Downey or something like a rock in Gardena. And it doesn’t have to be a big shock, it can just be the regular bumps and bangs of daily driving that add up and eventually take your vehicle out of alignment. That’s why your owner’s manual or Long Beach service advisor at The Clinic Auto Center may suggest having your alignment checked periodically.
With an alignment service at The Clinic Auto Center, we measure each wheel’s alignment and to see where they are relative to factory specifications. While we have the vehicle on the alignment rack, we inspect the tires for wear as well as the suspension and steering components for damage or wear – things that can contribute to alignment problems. With some pickups you can adjust all four wheels so we bring all wheels into alignment. On those vehicles where you can only adjust the front wheels, we bring the front into alignment relative to the rear.
Cost varies by whether or not it’s two or four wheel adjustable. Four-wheel drive vehicles may have an additional charge because they’re more difficult to align. At any rate, it’s cheaper than having to replace tires every few months.
If it’s been a while since you’ve had your wheels aligned, bring your vehicle to The Clinic Auto Center in Long Beach CA for an alignment check.
Below are just some of the many services offered at The Clinic Auto Center of Long Beach!
Oil Change -Tune Ups
Windshield Wiper Blades
Brake Repair – Fluid Services
Trip or Lease Inspections
Check Engine Light Diagnostics
Air Conditioning Service & Repair
Electrical System Diagnosis & Repair
Suspension & Steering Repair
Shocks & Struts – Custom Exhaust
Cooling System Service & Repair
Exhaust Systems & Mufflers
Brake & Lamp Inspections
Fleet Services – Hybrid Services
Chassis & Suspension
Power Steering Repair
Body & Trim Repairs
Mirrors, Door Handles & Locks
Power Accessory Repair
Transmission Service & Repair
New & Rebuilt Transmissions
Driveline Maintenance & Repair
Axle Repair & Replacement
Differential Service & Repair
Clutch Repair & Replacement
Engine Repair or Replacement
Engine Performance Check
Belt & Hose Replacement
Driveability Diagnostics & Repair
Fuel Injection Service & Repair
Fuel System Maintenance & Repair
Ignition System Maintenance & Repair
Tire Rotation, Mounting, Repair
Flat Tire Repair & Replacement
Nitrogen Tire Inflation
Wheel Alignment AND MORE!!!
Feel free to call The Clinic Auto Center today at 562.599.3200 or request your oil change appointment online.