Wheel Alignments in Hamilton, ON
Isn’t it great when things are in alignment? Whether you’re more concerned about aligning all the books in your bookcase or seeing a chiropractor to ensure good spinal alignment, we all like when things are well-ordered and aligned properly. This is especially true of our automobile’s wheels.
If you’re concerned that your wheels might be misaligned, you may be searching, “Tire alignment near me”, “4-wheel alignment Hamilton”, “Where can I get my alignment checked?”, or something similar. If so, we can help. Here’s what you should know about wheel alignments.
“Can I get a 2-wheel or 4-wheel alignment near me in Hamilton, Ontario?”
You can! At Putney’s we offer both two-wheel and four-wheel alignments. But how do we align wheels and how do you know if your vehicle needs an alignment?
What causes wheel misalignments?
Your vehicle’s wheels aren’t fixed, so they experience a lot of oscillation and movement, beyond the obvious forward and backward rolling. And this movement can jostle wheels, tires, axles, and driveshafts out of position. A misalignment is when not all of your wheels are calibrated properly.
Even a slight misalignment can result in a significant drop in efficiency. Misalignment can also hinder steering or suspension, which means it can be a safety hazard.The majority of misalignments are the result of gradual wear and tear, like driving over potholes and unpaved roads.However, collisions can also cause misalignment, which will be quickly noticeable.
How to prevent misalignments
The truth is there’s not a lot you can do to avoid misalignments. Wheels just naturally drift out of position over time. However, you can reduce the likelihood of a misalignment. Tryto avoid potholes as much as possible and don’t drive on all-season tires for a over year straight. Last, don’t ignore potential signs of misalignment, just as you shouldn’t ignore your check engine light.
One potential sign of a misalignment is your vehicle pulling to one side. Another is uneven tread wear on your tires. If you’ve noticed reduced tread life on just one or two tires, it’s possible that a misalignment is causing them to carry more weight than your other tires. To prevent misalignments, come to Putney’s to have an alignment inspection, your suspension components checked or your wheels checked for an imbalance, especially if you’ve just had new tires installed, balanced, and/or rotated.
2-wheel and 4-wheel alignments
At Putney’s, our alignment services include axle repairs, caster adjustments, and preventive maintenance. We can inspect the mechanical and electronic functions of your steering. Furthermore, our alignment machine accurately measures the position and orientation of each wheel.
We can do this for both two-wheel alignments and four-wheel alignments. The technicians at Putney’s are always extremely careful to avoid damaging our clients’ vehicles in any way. When performing an alignment, we’re very careful to avoid rim damage. That’s why we use a state-of-the-art aligner with spring-loaded arms to grip the tire.
Come to Putney’s for a wheel alignment in Hamilton, ON
If you’re concerned about a possible misalignment, come to Putney’s and we’ll inspect it. To book an appointment for a two-wheel alignment or four-wheel alignment, or for any other service, please click here. To learn more about wheel alignments, or our other services and products, you can contact us via our website or call us at 905-523-7535