AUTO REPAIR SERVICES | WHEEL ALIGNMENTS
Wheel Alignments in Erie, CO & Broomfield, CO
If you’ve ever taken your car out for a drive and noticed it drifting to one side or another as you travel, there’s a good chance your wheels are out of alignment. While it may seem inconsequential and only require a little corrective steering, it’s not something you should ignore.
Driving with your wheels out of alignment puts additional stress on your steering and suspension systems and will even cause your tires to wear out prematurely. Fortunately, the mechanic at Fine Tuned Auto offers fast and affordable wheel alignments.
To perform the wheel alignment service, our mechanics utilizes a state-of-the-art Hunter Alignment Machine. This equipment will adjust and restore your wheel alignment to the manufacturer’s specifications.
At Fine Tuned Auto, we have two convenient locations at:
You’ll be guaranteed fast, reliable, and world-class service no matter which location you visit. Contact Fine Tuned Auto today for wheel alignments.
What Is a Wheel Alignment?
Contrary to popular belief, wheel alignment has very little to do with your physical tire. Instead, wheel alignments involve meticulously adjusting these four suspension angles that dictate how your tires contact the road:
- Toe angle: the precise direction your tires face relative to the vehicle centerline
- Caster angle: the backward or forward slope between the upper and lower steering pivot points (such as the upper and lower control arms)
- Camber angle: the vertical slant of the tires when viewed from the front of the vehicle
- Thrust angle: the rear axle direction relative to the vehicle centerline and front axle
Understanding the Wheel Alignment Service
When you bring your vehicle in for wheel alignment, our ASE-certified mechanic in Broomfield or Erie will first take precise measurements and inspect suspension components.
We will look for signs of damage or excessive wear that may be contributing to the misalignment. If our mechanic spots a component in disrepair, we will explain all of your options and their implications.
However, if we determine no culprit impacts your wheel alignment, we will leverage advanced equipment to restore critical angles to manufacturer specifications.
The alignment system uses laser measurement to determine the exact wheel alignment and a precise readout of those angles. The mechanic can make adjustments to bring your alignment settings back within the manufacturer’s specifications based on that data.
How Can You Tell If Your Vehicle Needs Wheel Alignments?
As we mentioned earlier, the most obvious sign of needing wheel alignment is that your car will begin drifting to one side or the other as you drive.
However, it’s not the only sign. Additional signs include:
- The steering wheel is no longer centered when wheels are straight
- Vibration in the steering wheel when accelerating
- Uneven or excessive wear on the tires
If your car is displaying any of these symptoms, you should make an appointment with Fine Tuned Auto for a wheel alignment inspection. Failure to do so can cause further damage to your tires and suspension system and negatively impact your ability to maneuver.
Contact the Wheel Alignment Specialists in Broomfield, CO, and Erie, CO
At Fine Tuned Auto, our ASE-certified mechanic has the experience and equipment to perform fast wheel alignments on virtually any make or model of vehicle. We also perform all types of wheel alignments:
- Thrust alignment
- Front-end alignment or two-wheel alignment
- Four-wheel alignment
Once you bring your vehicle to our Broomfield or Erie location, we will quickly inspect your vehicle and offer the solutions.
Contact Fine Tuned Auto today for expert wheel alignments.