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Wheel Alignment at Stan’s Auto Service in Loveland, Colorado
Did you know that your vehicle’s tires are not placed on completely straight? This is done intentionally in order to maximize the lifespan of your tires. Each manufacturer specifies some predefined angles to the wheels of their cars, whether that be a Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, Honda, or something else, and tilts them inward or outward. If your wheels are not tilted properly, it can cause your tires to wear out much faster, and compromises the fuel efficiency of your vehicle as well as the safety and smoothness of your drive.
Some may use wheel alignment and wheel balancing interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Wheel alignment consists of adjusting the wheel’s angles so they are perpendicular to the ground and parallel with each other. Wheel balancing, on the other hand, allows your vehicle to drive smoothly by minimizing tire bounce. A proper alignment will reduce vibrations and your vehicle will maintain a straight trajectory without pulling to either side of the road. To save money and help the environment, it is important that you get your wheel alignment checked regularly. You can bring your car for a wheel alignment to Stan’s Auto Service in Loveland today.
What does a wheel alignment entail?
When you bring your vehicle for a wheel and frame alignment, our technicians perform precise, computerized measurements and adjustments to restore the factory alignment specifications for your vehicle as closely as possible. These measurements include:
- Camber: the inward or outward angle of the tire when viewed from the front of the vehicle. This can be positive (outward) or negative (inward). Too much positive or negative camber means your wheels are misaligned.
- Toe: the extent to which your tires tilt in or out when viewed from above. This can be easily remembered if you look down at your feet and point your toes inward and outward. When your tires are angled inward, this is called toe-in alignment, and when they are angled outward, it is toe-out alignment.
- Caster: the angle of the steering access when viewed from the side of your vehicle. Positive caster means the steering access is tilted toward the driver, while negative caster means the steering access is tilted away from the driver.
How do I know if I need to come in for a wheel alignment?
Your vehicle’s alignment could be affected by driving on poorly maintained roads, hitting a curb or driving through potholes. Here are some signs your vehicle needs a wheel alignment:
- Your steering wheel is not centered.
Your steering wheels should be centered when you are driving on a straight, flat road. You should be able to recognize if your steering wheel isn’t centered if the vehicle emblem on the center of your steering wheel is tilted.
- Your vehicle pulls to one side or another.
If it takes more effort than usual from your steering wheel to drive straight, this means your vehicle is pulling to one side and that your wheels are misaligned.
- Your steering wheel doesn’t return to center.
After you make a turn, your steering wheel should return to center. If this doesn’t happen as quickly as it should, your vehicle needs a wheel alignment.
- The handling feels loose when driving.
If your car feels loose or sloppy around corners and/or the steering feels unstable, it is crucial that you bring your vehicle in for a wheel alignment.
If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, it is imperative that you bring your car in for a wheel alignment. If you are in Larimer County or surrounding areas, you can come to Stan’s Auto Service for a wheel alignment today. While we’re at it, we can also thoroughly inspect the rest of your vehicle to see if any additional services, such as scheduled maintenance, and tune-ups are required.
Your Trusted Shop for Wheel Alignment
In cities like Loveland, you don’t want to be driving on the road with worn out, unstable tires. At Stan’s Auto Service, we will make sure you leave with your vehicle’s wheels perfectly aligned, the way the manufacturer intended. Our reliable technicians have the skills and tools needed to provide quality service. We specialize in electrical diagnoses and repair, engine repair, and of course, wheel alignment. Here are some reasons we should be your auto repair shop:
- We have a review score of 99.99 based on reviews from 172 satisfied customers.
- All of our technicians are ASE-Certified.
- We have partnered with Synchrony (formerly GE Capital) and EasyPay Finance to offer alternative payment options to our customers
- Most of our services come with a 36,000 mile/36-month warranty.
If needed, we can also perform a wheel rotation and check your tire pressure. If you are in the 80537 vicinity or surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 970-667-6853 or schedule an appointment online at https://www.stansautoloveland.com/contact/ with us today!
Common Repairs We Perform
- Electrical diagnosis and repairs
- Engine repairs
- Transmission repairs
- Oil leak repairs
- Driveline repairs
- Truck repairs
- Air conditioning repairs
- Cooling system repairs
- Charging system diagnosis and repair
- Warning light diagnosis and repair
- Brake repairs (including ABS brakes)
- Tire services
- And More
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Courtesy Inspections to Keep Your Vehicle Safe
Every auto repair at Stan’s Auto Service starts with a thorough inspection, including a road test and computerized scan to determine the root cause of your vehicle’s symptom. Once we discover the fault, we discuss a repair plan with you in detail so you can make a well-informed auto repair decision. We will perform only the repairs you authorize and will never suggest repairs that aren’t immediately necessary.
Stan’s once again resolved issues effectively. The cost of repairs was less than their estimate, thus, displaying integrity. Stan’s has been giving me effective auto repair service since 1986 and during that time has also shown integrity on several occasions.
– Ken K., 6 Months Ago
Went to get my whatever was causing my “Service Engine Soon” light to be on, which would’ve caused my vehicle to fail emissions, not only did they fix it after quoting a reasonable price, it was actually $100 less, and my “Low Tire Pressure” light was fixed.
– Stacey L., 5 Months ago
Great people made the service experience even better. They were able to find time to service my son’s car when they were super busy. Thanks!
– Dan S., 4 Months ago
Green Auto Repair
Customers should know that every time they bring us their vehicle’s repairs or maintenance, they’re making an environmentally-conscious decision. Our team is all about saving your vehicle from costly repairs and early breakdowns through effective preventive maintenance services. We treat our customers like friends and family, and their vehicles like our own. Our certified techs maintain a tradition of savings through affordable service costs, vehicle value retention, and waste reduction.