Wheel alignments are a particularly important step in overall tire and wheel maintenance. The purpose of a wheel alignment is to ensure your tires are pointing straight ahead, perpendicular to the ground, and parallel to each other so they roll at the right angle. Properly aligned tires will help you get the most out of your tires, and vehicle handling will feel considerably easier. When it comes to wheel alignment, three angles contribute to proper alignment: camber, caster, and toe. Camber is the angle of the wheel, which should be at 0° in order for the tire to be perpendicular to the ground and not cause uneven wear to the outer edges. Caster is the angle of the steering pivot, which allows the tires to turn with the steering wheel. Toe is the measurement between tires so that they are parallel to each other. Keeping all three angles in sync will provide for better performance.
Misaligned tires can cause uneven tire wear and difficulty with vehicle handling. A sign of an impending wheel alignment may be felt in the pulling of your vehicle’s steering wheel. Tires can be knocked out of alignment during a collision or by hitting other obstacles, like potholes or curbs. Wheel alignment is important because properly aligned wheels provide fuel saving benefits. This is because they receive less resistance from the surface of the road. A member of our team can inspect your vehicle to see whether a two-wheel alignment is the best option for your vehicle. Proper wheel alignment promotes even tread wear, which means your tires will last longer. Give us a call if you think a two-wheel alignment is right for you.
We proudly service the Two-Wheel Alignment needs of customers in San Antonio, TX, McAllen, TX, Austin, TX, and surrounding areas.
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Austin TX | McAllen TX | San Antonio TX | and surrounding areas
For about 30 years, Espino Tire & Wheel has been the home of the finest rims and tires at the best price. We've enjoyed creating unique styles for customers in San Antonio, McAllen, and Austin, TX, as well as the surrounding areas. Visit either one of our 2 locations for a selection of quality new tires from top brands. Stop in for a custom lift, leveling, or drop kit, or a new set of flashy custom wheels; if you can dream it we can make it happen. Let our skilled technicians help with your brake repair or wheel alignment for your car, truck or SUV. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
San Antonio, TX