Most people have heard about wheel alignment and understand its importance. It’s not hard to imagine how much damage could be caused and how far your vehicle’s performance could be degraded by poor alignment.
Also known as a front end alignment, two-wheel alignment is when your mechanic adjusts the front wheels of your vehicle to be perfectly parallel to each other and orient properly when the steering wheel is released. Depending on the condition of the alignment of your front wheels, this service may include adjustments for camber, caster, and toe- which are terms indicating the different ways a wheel may be tilted away from its ideal position.
You may be aware that the front brakes of a vehicle need service far more frequently than the rear brakes. The same is true of the front wheel alignment. Because most of the weight of the vehicle is behind the front wheels, the front wheels take much more abuse from bumps, stops, and general use. For these reasons, the front alignment, or two-wheel alignment will need to be done more often than rear-wheel alignment. The alignment of your front wheels also has a much greater effect on the smoothness of the ride, performance, and fuel economy. Finally, having the front wheels aligned is cheaper than having an all-wheel alignment if your rear wheels don’t need service. You can get away with neglecting your front alignment for some time, but it will degrade fuel economy, performance, and the durability of your car.
Here at Muller Honda in Highland Park, Skokie, Evanston, Arlington Heights, and Chicago, IL- our highly trained, certified Honda mechanics ensure your wheel alignment is spot on for an optimal ride and performance all year long. Stop by our Service Center or call Muller Honda to schedule your appointment today.