Wheel Alignment in Oakland
An issue with the tire alignment of your vehicle decreases driver control and can have a negative impact on the safety of you, your passengers, and others. If you suspect any wheel alignment issues, be sure to get in touch with an expert right away.
At Little Red's Automotive Collision, we have been aligning cars and trucks of all kinds for years. We have the tools, knowledge, and expertise to get the job done in no time. To set up an inspection with us today, give us a call at (510) 352-2150.
Auto Wheel Alignment: Knowing the Signs
General wear and tear can cause your vehicle’s alignment to diminish slowly. For optimal safety and function, it is best to have your alignment surveyed every year. You may need your vehicle inspected more frequently, depending on the road and your driving habits. Bad road conditions, such as potholes, can quickly damage your alignment, causing issues to occur more frequently.
The following issues are signs that your alignment may be off:
- Poorer fuel economy
- Vibrating or shaking
- Veering or swaying on one side or the other
- Uneven wear on tire treads
If you notice any of these problems, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Alignment issues left unattended will only worsen over time.
Auto Wheel Alignment Inspection
We always begin our repair services by providing you with an in-depth alignment inspection. The inspection will consist of a road test and a physical survey.
The road test will allow our mechanics to get an understanding of the lack of driving control you may be experiencing, such as: veering, shaking, or difficulty steering.
During the physical survey, we will check the inflation and wear of your tires as well as the overall state of your suspension system. At this point, if parts are needed for your suspension, we will consult with you and have the parts ordered and installed before proceeding.
During the initial inspection, if you have any questions or concerns, we will be happy to address them.
Our Tire Alignment Process
Once the inspection is complete and the suspension is in good condition, we can measure the discrepancies of your tire alignment. We’ll begin by lifting your vehicle onto an alignment ramp and attaching each tire to a series of sensors. The sensors will be connected to the steering unit and will accurately measure the issue at hand. The measurements will be taken by a computer, and our technicians will be able to pinpoint where the inconsistency is. Then, we’ll get to work perfectly aligning each tire for optimal function and safety.
Little Red's Automotive Collision: Your Auto Alignment Specialists
If you have been experiencing a loss of driving control, it is important to have the issue addressed by a team of technicians right away. At Little Red's Automotive Collision, we take pride in bringing our community of Oakland affordable and reliable tire alignment services.
Feel free to visit our shop or give us a call at (510) 352-2150 to set up an inspection today.