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A wheel alignment helps your tires perform properly and helps them last longer. It is a vital part of any car service checkup, and it should be done once every few years of car ownership. Here in our RAM service center, our team of expert mechanics knows the importance of accurate tire alignment, and we are happy to share our knowledge of why wheel alignments are so important.  

Alignment is a term that refers to the adjustment of a vehicle’s suspension, which is the system that connects a vehicle to its wheels. A common misconception is that it is an adjustment of the tires or the wheels themselves. Instead, the key to proper alignment is adjusting the angles of the tires which in turn affects how they make contact with the road. Now you’re probably wondering how you know when you need tire alignment. Signs of improper alignment include uneven tread wear, vehicle pulling to the right or left, your steering wheel being off-center when driving straight, and steering wheel vibration.  

When a technician in our auto service center near Norfolk, VA checks your wheel alignment, they are mainly concerned with three things: camber, toe, and caster, Put simply, these three things concern the angle of the tire when viewed from the front, the angle of the tire when viewed from the side, and angle of the steering axis when viewed from the side. Proper tire alignment matters because improper alignment will cause your tires to wear unevenly and prematurely.  

Head over to our service center, located at 3353 Western Branch Boulevard in Chesapeake, VA, for a professional wheel alignment service.  

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