Alignments with Rim & Tire Pro
Quality Alignments in North York!
There are many issues that may occur when your vehicle is out of alignment:
1. Driving will be more expensive
2. Driving will be more dangerous
Driving with proper alignment saves you money. Gas mileage and tire life will be decreased if the car is not properly aligned. Also the steering equipment and structure will be impacted. When your vehicle is properly aligned, the wheels will run perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other.
Your vehicle will be at risk if the tires are not properly aligned. This could result in causing you to be in an accident. Excessive tire wear can also cause tires to blow-out. Poor traction may result in pulling your car into another lane, again possibly resulting in an accident. Bring your car to one of our shops to have one of our trained technicians check your car's alignment. Alignments are crucial to be driving a smoothly and safely running vehicle.
What can cause your vehicle to be poorly aligned?
- There are a number of factors that can impact your vehicle becoming out of proper alignment. The frame of your car could have been damaged if you were in a major or even a minor collision. If this happens, brings your car into one of our shops to be properly aligned.
- If you notice any uneven wear on your tires or are having problems with steering , it is imperative to have your car checked.
- Driving over a curb or hitting a pothole in Toronto can easily cause problems with your car's performance.
To determine if your car requires our computerized alignment service, check the symptoms listed below.
Loose or difficult steering can be caused by a faulty caster angle. A caster is characterized as the steering pivot angle, which as seen from the side of your car. It will be measured in degrees. A properly aligned car allows you the peace of mind of driving a safe and stable car. Typically, three to five degrees of positive caster is used for most vehicles and lower angles for heavier vehicles.
If you notice excessive pulling or wear on your tires, it could be caused from having a faulty camber angle. Seen from the front or rear of the car, a camber is the angle of the wheel in relation to a vertical direction. When a wheel leans toward the vehicle's framework, a negative camber measurement occurs. When the wheel leans away from the car, positive measurement occurs. In order to have maximum tire efficiency and proper control of your car, you need to have the right camber angle.
The tires on your car will get worn down quickly if the car has a faulty toe angle. The toe is also measured by degrees. It will be referred to as a "toe-in" when your car's front or rear wheels have front edges pointed toward each other. It will be referred to as a "toe-out" when the front edges point away from each other.
Properly aligned wheels result in:
- Longer lasting tires
- Better control of your steering
- Better gas mileage
- Much smoother ride
- Safer and more secure driving car
Not only do alignments keep your car performing how it should, but alignments keep you and your family safe on the road. While many think alignments aren't a terrible issue, ignoring alignments can often lead to bigger problems. Rim and Tire Pro offers fast and efficient alignments for all makes and models. Whether you're in Brampton, Etobicoke, Markham, Mississauga, North York, Richmond Hill, Toronto or York, we will get you driving safely back on the road. Give us a call at (416) 739-8473 for additional information concerning our alignments! Otherwise, request a quote or schedule an appointment today!