October 12th, 2015
You may, at some point, have heard someone refer to a “tire alignment” as opposed to a “wheel alignment.” What’s the difference?
The quick answer is, “nothing.” The two terms are synonymous with each other, like “wheel balancing” or “tire balancing.”
For these purposes, though, we’re going to use the phrase “wheel alignment.” Every car is engineered with wheels that are set at very specific angles, as related to the chassis, each other, and an imaginary straight line. These angles are designed and optimized for the best ride quality, handling and steering response possible, and that’s how your car leaves the factory. Those settings will ...[more]
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