831-899-4101 | 1624 Del Monte Blvd

ALIGNMENT SERVICES

ALIGNMENT SERVICES, Seaside, CA

Alignment" refers to an adjustment of a vehicle's suspension ? the system that connects a vehicle to its wheels. It is not an adjustment of the tires or wheels themselves. The key to proper alignment is adjusting the angles of the tires which affects how they make contact with the road.

Correctly aligned tires will reduce tire wear, and ensure that your vehicle travels straight and true (without "pulling" to one side). Your tires should be checked during routine maintenance, but if you notice uneven tire wear or your car is pulling to one side, you should have a qualified automotive technician examine your car. You can trust the technicians at Automotive Service Center of Seaside to thoroughly examine your vehicle's tires and correct the alignment if necessary. Call us at 831-899-4101 if you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment.

Our alignment services include:

Alignment
Wheel alignment (or simply alignment) is standard car maintenance that involves adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the manufacturer's specifications. The main purpose is to let the suspension and the steering systems operate at their desired angles - this reduces tire wear. Alignment is a complicated process and not all mechanics get it right. To have experts handle your car's alignment, visit Automotive Service Center of Seaside.

Alignment Verification
What happens during an ALIGNMENT VERIFICATION process?

  1. A thorough test drive is performed. During the test drive our trained technician will closely monitor and document the handling and performance characteristics of the vehicle.
  2. Visual inspection of the front and rear steering and suspension system are performed.
  3. Tire air pressures on all tires (excluding the spare) is documented on the invoice and adjusted if needed and possible. Excluding Nitrogen or other gas filled tires.
  4. Tire wear and tire condition are evaluated, any issues we find is documented.
  5. Front and rear alignment specifications are measured.
  6. No adjustments are made.
  7. An easy to understand print-out of your vehicles current front and rear alignment specification is printed.

Four Wheel Alignment
What happens during a 4-WHEEL ALIGNMENT?

  1. A thorough test drive is performed. During the test drive our trained technician will closely monitor and document the handling and performance characteristics of the vehicle.
  2. Visual inspection of the front and rear steering and suspension system are performed.
  3. Tire air pressures on all tires (excluding the spare) is documented on the invoice and adjusted if needed and possible. Excluding Nitrogen or other gas filled tires.
  4. Tire wear and tire condition are evaluated, any issues we find is documented.
  5. ALL adjustments that are possible to each specific application like Camber, Caster and Toe angles are adjusted front AND rear. NOTE: All aftermarket products that require additional time or effort to adjust will be at an additional charge.
  6. An easy to understand print-out of your vehicles before and after, front and rear alignment specification is printed.

Two Wheel Alignment
What happens during a TWO WHEEL ALIGNMENT?

  1. A thorough test drive is performed. During the test drive our trained technician will closely monitor and document the handling and performance characteristics of the vehicle.
  2. Visual inspection of the front and rear steering and suspension system are performed.
  3. Tire air pressures on all tires (excluding the spare) is documented on the invoice and adjusted if needed and possible. Excluding Nitrogen or other gas filled tires.
  4. Tire wear and tire condition are evaluated, any issues we find is documented.
  5. ALL adjustments that are possible to each specific application like Camber, Caster and Toe angles are adjusted front OR rear. NOTE: All aftermarket products that require additional time or effort to adjust will be at an additional charge.
  6. An easy to understand print-out of your vehicles before and after, front and rear alignment specification is printed.



WHY DO CAMBER, CASTER, AND TOE ANGLES NEED ADJUSTMENT?
Every wheel has camber, caster and toe angles - when they are correctly aligned, your car drives straight. When the camber, caster and toe angles are misaligned, wheel alignment problems can arise. Your vehicle can pull to the left or right or your tires can wear unevenly. Improper alignment specifications can drastically effect the vehicles overall fuel economy costing you more money every year. At a basic level, the camber angle, caster angle and toe angle keeps your tires, steering and overall vehicle driving straight and even.