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Why Is It Important to Have a Vehicle's Suspension Aligned?
Correct car suspension alignment helps your vehicle perform better. Check wheel toe, camber, and caster to make your suspension and tires last longer.
How Often Does the Suspension System Require Routine Maintenance?
Keeping a car, truck, or other vehicle running safely and efficiently requires a certain amount of routine maintenance. Most owners know that they’re supposed to get their oil changed periodically, but what about the...
How to Increase the Lifespan of Your Suspension
Car suspension is under constant load. Check your tire alignment, shocks and struts, and steering system to make your suspension system last longer.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Tie Rod End
Common signs of a faulty tie rod end include a front end alignment that is off, a shaky or loose steering wheel, and uneven or excessive tire wear.
5 Signs Your Car Needs An Alignment
Vehicle pull, loose steering, abnormal tire wear, and an off-center or not returning to center steering wheel are all signs you need an alignment.
How to Know if You Need a Wheel Alignment
The first time that you may suspect a wheel alignment problem is when you are driving down the road and your car feels like it drifts...
How to Adjust Your Headlights
If you have ever cursed an oncoming driver because their lights were blinding you, or noticed that your lights tend to illuminate the tops of roadside trees instead of the road,...

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my car rear wheels are slanted
The preferred camber setting in the rear for the 1998 Mirage is -0.69 degrees. However, camber in the rear on this vehicle can be in the range of -1.19 to -.19 and still be acceptable. If your camber setting is...
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My car is pulling to the right so I need an alignment or do I need a new tire
Hello, The tire pressure can definitely make a difference in your vehicle pulling to one side or the other, but it sounds like you have checked this. Despite the alignment being done a year ago, this could have changed based...
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Am I being lied to?
According to the GM parts catalog, toe links are used on some versions of the 2012 Terrain. When so equipped, the toe links are obviously never left off the vehicle at the factory simply because such links are an integral,...
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Why is my van pulling to the right and steering wheel pointing left.
There are several possibilities, all of which would be evaluated in a suspension inspection conducted by a certified Mechanic. The simplest scenario is the wheel alignment is thrown off during the collision. From your description, of course the alignment is...
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How much for an oil change, battery change and alignment cost?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of replacing the battery, changing the engine oil, and performing an alignment.
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my front wheels are not centered in the wheel wells
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are so many components that can effect the steering and alignment, that there will need to be several tests and inspections done until we find the issue. Check the tire wear for any...
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Misalignment
The preferred toe setting in the front for the 2011 Savana 1500 is 0.10 degrees. However, toe can be set anywhere in the range of -0.1 to 0.3 degrees and still be acceptable. If your toe setting is outside this...
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Vibration at low and highway speeds caused by accident.
Hi there. Check the alignment of the wheels on the vehicle. The wheels could be set back causing the vehicle to vibrate at any speed. If you need further assistance with your vehicle vibrating after an accident, then seek out...
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flat tire
The difference in tire sizes can have an affect on your alignment. You will need to take into account the condition of the steering/suspension, and that it can cause an unsafe driving condition. There is no way for me to...
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Problem with steering on one side only.
Hi there. The power steering system has a control valve that sends the fluid through the rack and pinion system. The valve maybe plugged up and causing the fluid to not return to the reservoir fast enough. For the alignment...
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why is my steering wheel is not in the middle and hard to turn?
Hello. You may have an issue with your suspension or your tires. I suspect a suspension component because you mentioned that your steering wheel feels a little loose. A steering wheel should feel very responsive and it should not take...
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Can you recommend a place for 4 wheel alignment? ... with a lifetime warranty
A lifetime warranty is a gimmick designed to get you to buy an alignment but, of most relevance, the offering or existence of such an exaggerated warranty has no relationship WHATSOEVER to the likelihood of a shop actually following the...
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Can a bad alignment cause a loud noise when driving and stop when turning wheel ?
If the noise did not start until after the alignment was done then you need to return to see if they left something loose or have an explanation for the noise. If you had a tire rotation then a tire...
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Wondering condition on a road test.
Hi there. If you are road testing a vehicle to buy, you will want to make sure that the vehicle is safe for road operation. During a road test, if the vehicle is wondering around, there could be multiple things...
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My car pulls to the driver's side when braking, i've fitted new pads and a new caliper on the passenger side but no difference.
Hello, and thank you for writing in. There are several reasons why your vehicle may pull to one side or the other while braking. The first thing to consider is a warped rotor or faulty brake pads. When you replace...
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2007 RR Supercharged. The check engine light came on. Code p0171 and p0173. Oxygen sensor bank 1 and 2. Checked the battery.
Hi there. The check engine light codes are for the engine running lean on bank one and bank two. Check the fuel injectors to see which injectors are not working. A lean condition is when the fuel injector(s) are not...
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ESP stability control light is on.
Hi there. If the vehicle was jolted hard on the front end when the vehicle hit a pole, then the Electronic Stability Motor may have had a harsh force applied to it causing the motor to either fail or become...
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STEERING RETURNABILITY.
The vehicle should be lifted and see if there is any binding in the steering when turned left and right. If there is no binding then alignment of the vehicle should be checked and making sure the caster is more...
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Power steering problem
If the power steering pump is making a noise when entering the pot holes and coming out of them, then the pressure control valve may be sticking and temporarily causing the steering to get hard. If there is nothing wrong...
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My 2012 Toyota Corolla blows all over the road in the wind. What causes this? Is the car not heavy enough or is it not aerodynam
All vehicles, regardless of their weight and aerodynamics, are buffeted by high winds. If the vehicle does not have directional stability, it may have an alignment problem or an issue with the tires and/or suspension. If you want your vehicle's...

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