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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.
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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Can the wheel alignment fail because of the drive shaft or suspensions of my Ecosport?
Hi Shane: Unfortunately, it's hard to most of your questions without physically inspecting your vehicle. In regards to the suspension alignment issues, if the drive axle is damaged, it will offset all suspension alignment issues; but typically that will cause...
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Steering becoming hard in few days even after alignment.
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing some sort of steering or suspension issues. If the toe adjustment keeps falling out of specification then it may be possible that one or more of...
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Had the steering rack replaced and now the steering angle sensor is acting up after a front end alignment.
Hi there. If the codes are coming on for the steering angle due to either the sensor failing or the plug not plugged in all the way. Check the harness on the steering sensor and see if its plugged in....
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Tire rubs against inner fender well.
The damage to the lower control arm bent that bad would cause tire to hit fender. You may have also damaged spindle, strut, tie rods. You will also need alignment after repairs are done to make sure it is in...
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My car is a pologti. It's having low pulling in a direction mostly running in flat road. How can I make it okay?
Hi there. Check the tires on the vehicle and see what their conditions are. If the tires are feathered or scrubbed on the inside or outside, then your vehicle has an alignment issue. If your tires are worn, I recommend...
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strut is leaking on one side of the car.
Hi there. If a strut is leaking, then the strut tower that contains the oil for the shock absorber has a seal that split or got damaged. When replacing the shocks or struts, it is recommend to replace them in...
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Ball joints and tie rod replacement
The front end suspension of a modern car has to be "tight" in order to be safe, work properly and, indeed, even to be aligned properly. If the ball joints and tie rod ends are loose, that means your tires...
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Thrust angle alignment
A thrust angle alignment, which I will explain momentarily, is a mundane, routine alignment procedure which is in fact performed every time a vehicle has a 4 wheel alignment. A quick digression though: I am surprised to hear that it...
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I have a cracked rim that needs to be replaced. What else might need to be looked at?
Hi there: Anytime the front wheels strike a curb, the tires and wheels absorb most of the impact. However, it's also possible for tie rods, lower control arms or CV joints to be damaged as well during this type of...
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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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Right front tire wears out quickly 19956 Chevy Yukon
Hello - you don't say how the tire is wearing out. Underinflation of the tire will produce rapid tire wear, and is indicated by similar wear of both the inner and outer edges of the tire surface. This will occur...
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How often do i need to do alignment?
How often you should have your vehicle aligned will vary in situation and opinion. Generally, it is a good idea to have the service done once a year or more often if you frequently drive on rough roads. Any time...
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After Monroe struts installed and multiple alignments, vehicle pulls.
Hi there. When it comes to alignments, check the Caster and Camber to your vehicle. These two angles are pulling angles. Keep in mind, most shops will set the Caster to allow the vehicle to drift to the left to...
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The front left tire tilted inward after I replaced the Sway Bar
As is the case with most vehicles, the preferred camber setting on the front wheels of the 2007 Prius is slightly negative, that is the top of the tire is tilted inward as you are observing and describing. However, the...
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I raise the strut assembly by put the jack under the ball joint to get the sway bar out of the way.
Hi there. The tire is tilted inward for the Camber alignment is not adjusted. I recommend adjusting the alignment to where the tire is somewhat straight and the tire tread is flat on the ground, then seek out a professional,...
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My bmw wanders when driving.
The mileage on your vehicle is relatively low. Ordinarily, control arms would not fail so early unless there is a defect, damage, or abuse. Still, this possibility, nor any of the other possibilities can be dismissed and so you should...
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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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Can I get an alignment with bad rear struts?
The rear struts that are weak and not supporting the vehicle as they should can cause the suspension to sag in the rear and also cause the alignment to not be within specification. The can cause tire wear from the...
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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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