Make sure your car, truck or SUV drives straight and true with a front-end alignment from Quality Brakes and Alignment. Not only will you enjoy a smoother ride, but you'll prevent a bad alignment from producing issues with your brakes, suspension, steering, tires and more.
Wheel Alignment is one of the key maintenance factors in getting the most wear and performance from your tires. In addition, wheel alignment provides safe, predictable vehicle control as well as a smooth and comfortable ride that's free of pulling or vibration. Today's modern suspensions require a precise four-wheel alignment that can only be achieved through a modern alignment system. This applies to both front and rear wheel drive vehicles.
Wheel Alignment Services
Quality Brakes & Alignments work on all different types of vehicles, makes and models.
- Front End Alignments
- Four Wheel Alignments
- Alignment Cams & Shims
Don't hesitate to get your wheels aligned at Quality Brakes and Alignment. You just might be surprised how many miles to the gallon your car can get when aligned correctly! Come see us if you are noticing any of the following with your vehicle:
- Uneven or excessive wear on the inner or outer tire edges
- A noticeable shimmy or vibration at speeds of 50-70 mph
- Your steering wheel starts pulling to one side while driving
- A crooked steering wheel when you're going straight ahead
- Slight drift to the left or right without hands on the wheel
Very often a worn suspension part is the cause of an alignment problem. On older vehicles, worn springs can lower a vehicle's ride height, altering its geometry and creating misalignment (all alignment settings refer to ride height). Weak springs can also contribute to uneven or "cupped" tire wear. If a bad alignment has led to tire issues, we can also provide you with a fresh set of tires, including a 4-wheel mounting and balancing.
Another common problem is worn ball joints. The symptoms here are erratic handling, slow steering response, and irregular tire wear. Finally, worn tie rods can allow the tire to wander left to right, effectively changing toe as the vehicle rolls down the road. Irregular feathering will develop on the tire tread when this is the problem. Contact Quality Brakes and Alignment in Cleburne, Texas to get your vehicle alignment taken care of today!
Proper Wheel Alignment
A wheel alignment consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other. The purpose of these adjustments is maximum tire life and a vehicle that tracks straight and true when driving along a straight and level road. A proper wheel alignment should always start and end with a test drive.
The front end and steering linkage should be checked for wear before performing an alignment. The tires should all be in good shape with even wear patterns. If you have a tire with excessive camber wear, for instance, and you correct the alignment problem that caused that wear, the tire will now be making only partial contact with the road.
Pulling problems are not always related to wheel alignment. Problems with tires (especially unequal air pressure), brakes and power steering can also be responsible. It is up to a good wheel alignment technician to determine the cause. Come see us at Quality Brakes and Alignment and we'll set things straight!