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Wheel Alignment Services in Toronto

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Proper wheel alignment is crucial to reduced tire wear and responsive steering. That’s why we provide professional wheel alignment services in Toronto—to keep your wheels in the best possible shape.

Wheel Alignment 101: What You Need to Know


Wheel alignment should be checked periodically, especially after winter driving conditions where potholes and slippery roads may have caused minor—or major—shifts in the positioning of the wheels.

Even minor wear in bushings or springs can alter the alignment enough to cause tire wear, a pull or drift to one side, or an off-center steering wheel. Such changes may also affect other systems, such as stability control or lane departure.

Many modern alignments require the recalibration of supporting systems, like electric power steering, stability control, and select radar systems. The AML team has experience with most of these calibrations.

What Causes Wheel Misalignment?


Understanding the most common causes of wheel misalignment is crucial for maintaining proper vehicle handling and extending tire lifespan.

Most often, drivers hit potholes, curbs, or other road surface impediments hard, jolting the suspension system and disrupting the alignment settings.

Another common culprit is regular wear and tear. Components like tie rods, ball joints, and control arms loosen or deteriorate over time, leading to misalignment. Improper suspension or steering components installation, such as incorrectly mounted struts or bushings, can also contribute to alignment issues.

Collisions or accidents that damage the car’s frame or bend suspension components can impact wheel alignment.


Consequences of Wheel Misalignment


Wheel misalignment might seem inconsequential compared with other vehicle problems. But they can affect your ability to drive your car safely.

Uneven Tire Wear: If your wheels are misaligned, your tires will wear down unevenly, leaving you with two or even three tires in a better shape than the rest. This can result in the need for premature tire replacements, increasing your maintenance costs by a large margin.

Reduced Fuel Efficiency: Misaligned wheels don’t roll smoothly, creating additional drag and downforce. If you notice your fuel consumption skyrocketing (and maintenance costs along with them), this could be the culprit.

Decreased Braking Performance: Misaligned wheels often affect the braking system’s efficiency by altering the distribution of braking forces. This leads to longer braking distances, a significant safety risk.


What to Do If You Suspect Wheel Misalignment


Focusing on how to prevent wheel misalignment and related issues from happening will save you time and money.

Drive cautiously to avoid hitting potholes, curbs, or other road hazards hard. A defensive driver is a safe driver—and one with a few extra dollars in their pocket due to fewer repairs.

Keep an eye on your tire condition and rotate them regularly to ensure even wear.

Check for signs of wheel misalignment and address them promptly. Some common signs include uneven tire wear or a vehicle that pulls to one side. Regular inspections and timely adjustments ensure a safer and smoother driving experience.

If you’re due an inspection, call into AML Toronto.

Why Choose AML Auto Service in Toronto


A myriad of annoying to downright dangerous vehicle issues stems from wheel misalignment. It’s a root cause rather than a symptom.

Luckily, AML Auto specializes in preventative vehicle care. We used sophisticated diagnostics techniques to identify problems early, even nipping them in the bud before they occur. It’s what makes us the #1 auto service in Toronto. We aim to keep you safe on the road and your wallet as full as possible.

Contact us today and request professional wheel alignment services in Toronto.



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