STEERING AND SUSPENSION
2 & 4 Wheel Alignment
The purpose of wheel alignment is to make sure that your tires are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the road. If your car's wheels are improperly aligned it can cause uneven tire wear and shorten tire life. Improper alignment can also cause steering problems. All cars permit adjustment of the front wheels, But not all cars require rear wheel alignment. At Hi-Tech Car Care we know the difference and have the knowledge and equipment to perform either one.
The wheels on your car need to be balanced to prevent vibrations when they are spinning. The vibration from out of balance wheels is more noticeable at high speeds. Vibrations felt through the steering wheel probably originate in the front wheels while vibrations felt through the seat probably originate in the rear wheels. To balance your car's wheels lead weights are mounted opposite heavy spots on the tire and wheel combination.
Struts And Shocks
Struts and shocks perform the same function; they dampen vibrations as your car moves down the road. If your car bounces more than three times after going over a dip in the road, it is time to have your struts inspected. Worn struts can cause a type of tire wear called cupping. Your struts, along with the rest of your suspension system should be inspected every 12 to 15 thousand miles.
Rack And Pinion/Power Steering
Most cars today are equipped with rack and pinion steering with power assist. You should inspect your steering at each oil change. This includes inspecting for damage or leaks and checking the power steering fluid level. The power steering system should be flushed and the fluid replaced every 25,000 miles.
The condition of your tires is of critical importance to your safety. An examination of your tires for tread wear and damage is one of the inspections we perform at every oil change.
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