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Driving Straight

As a driver, you can’t predict what you’ll encounter on the roads in Corpus Christi. But with a wheel alignment, your tires will last longer, you’ll get better gas mileage, and you’ll have a safer drive.Suspension connects your vehicle to its wheels and provides an even, safe drive over uneven streets. Parts of your vehicle’s suspension can bend over time from collisions with curbs and potholes. When these parts alter shape, your wheels become misaligned and cause your car pull to either side. This also means your tires will wear quickly and unevenly.Camber is the angle of the wheel (measured in degrees) when viewed from the front side of the vehicle. When a pair of wheels has their leading edges pointed slightly towards each other, the wheel pair is considered to have a “toe-in” or a negative camber. If the top of the wheels are leaning out from the center of the car, then the camber is “toe-out” or positive. Extreme camber angles can wear out tires unevenly, reduce cornering performa ... read more

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Get Your Alignment in Check

Wheel alignment determines how your car handles, and for an everyday driver, there’s no telling what kind of obstacles you’ll encounter. This is why it is very important to keep your vehicle’s wheels in-line.Suspension is what connects your vehicle to its wheels and provides a smooth, safe ride over uneven streets. Parts of your vehicle’s suspension will bend over time or as a result of collisions with curbs or potholes. As these parts change shape, your wheels may become misaligned and cause your car to veer to one side or go through your tires very quickly.Your vehicle’s suspension has many adjustable components that allow mechanics in Corpus Christi technicians to adjust the wheel’s angle. When you take your vehicle in for an alignment, your technician uses special equipment to make sure the wheels are straight and your vehicle reacts properly to the road and your inputs.Camber is the angle of the wheel (measured in degrees) when viewed from the front of the vehicle. When a pair of ... read more

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