Four wheel alignment is an adjustment, T and M Automotive, located in Andover, can make on your vehicle to ensure the tires are calibrated to 'point' straight ahead. Proper wheel alignment using laser alignment makes a vehicle steer easily and allows tires to wear evenly. We recommend a 4-wheel alignment annually to extend the life of your tires. An alignment should always be preformed after installing new tires.
Another advantage of proper alignment is the handling of your car. Laser alignment ensures your vehicle handles correctly and helps increase the life and performance of your tires. Impacts such as potholes and railroad crossings, as well as more severe circumstances, such as accidents, can knock your car out of precision alignment. You should have your alignment checked if you see uneven wear on your tires, your steering is off, or if you have recently had an impact.
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
If you notice unusual tire wear or that your vehicle "pulls" one way or the other, the wheel alignment may need to be reset. If you notice your vehicle vibrating on a smooth road, your wheels may be out of balance.
A tire that is out of balance often affects ride quality and can shorten the life of tires, bearings, shocks, and other suspension components. A speed-dependent vibration—becoming noticeable around 45 mph and increasing as speed increases—is probably balance-related.