Alignment, Suspension and Steering Repair
LOCAL AUTO REPAIR SHOP FIXES YOUR WHEEL & SUSPENSION PROBLEMS IN GREENFIELD & HALES CORNERS
Both steering and alignment problems can link back to your car’s suspension components. For strong stability and easy handling, routine maintenance and front-end alignments are a must – these services are provided at a minimal cost while repairing a damaged suspension system can become expensive down the road.
PROPER WHEEL ALIGNMENT AND SUSPENSION IS VITAL TO YOUR CAR’S PERFORMANCE AND STEERING ABILITIES
The first sign that you need a front-end wheel alignment can be determined by checking your tires. If your investigation reveals uneven tire wear – you likely need an alignment.
Other signs include:
- Your car seems to be drifting to one side even when you’re driving straight
- You’re driving straight, but your steering wheel isn’t centered
Your car falls out of alignment simply as a result of everyday driving, this has more to do with your suspension than your tires. Normal driving wears out your suspension over time, but even a small accident or smacking a curb can disrupt your suspension, knocking your calibration out of whack.
Wisconsin’s Best Wheel Alignment Offer
Reis Automotive is proud to offer a “lifetime alignment” exclusively at our Hales Corners location which allows you to pay for just one wheel alignment service of $249.95 and get the rest for free as long as you own your car.
How Does An Alignment Work?
An alignment consists of squaring a car’s wheels and axles so they are all moving in the same direction - restoring everything back to the correct measurements. You’ll notice your tires wear more evenly after an alignment.
The mechanic performing your front-end wheel alignment will adjust the various suspension angles -known as toe, camber, and caster - and make sure the steering wheel is centered.
Every type of vehicle alignment is different and requires sophisticated computerized equipment to get precise measurements (down to a hundredth of an inch). Come to the alignment experts at Reis to make sure it’s done right.
Contact Reis Automotive’s local auto repair shops in Hales Corners to schedule your front-end alignment or suspension repair!
Common Alignment Problems
What Causes Alignment Issues?
Your car’s wheel alignment is affected over time through everyday driving situations. As you drive, suspension components like joints and bushings undergo gradual wear, while caster and camber angles slowly shift. Additionally, wear and tear on steering components can change the toe angles* of the wheels as well.
Wheel Alignments aren’t a “Set it and forget it” Thing
The alignment of your wheels is always changing, and any alignment service should be considered temporary. Besides regular wear and tear, something as simple as bumping into a curb (or hitting one of Wisconsin’s many potholes) can throw your vehicle’s wheel alignment out of whack.
Contact the suspension and alignment pros at Reis Auto to learn more about our lifetime wheel alignment services.
Fix Your Car’s Wheel Alignment at Reis Auto
Your car’s suspension is a complex system of finely tuned parts working in symphony to guarantee a safe and comfortable ride. Misaligned wheels may be the result of damaged or worn suspension components such as:
- Upper and Lower Control Arms
- Tie Rod Assemblies
- Damper Springs
- Steering Knuckle
- Sway Bars
- And much more
3 Ways to Know it’s NOT an Alignment Problem
- Your car pulls to the side, but only on certain roads – Roads are engineered to crown in the middle and gently slope downward on the sides. This encourages proper drainage when it rains. Some roads have steeper drainage angles, which will make your car drift a bit more than normal.
- The car pulls to one side when braking – Most likely you are experiencing a braking issue caused by a sticking caliper. This is often accompanied by a metallic burning smell and excessive heat generated by the faulty brake. Come have your brakes inspected for free at Reis in Hales Corners!
- The car pulls to the side when accelerating – This is often caused by what’s called torque steer. If this problem stops when the car is coasting in neutral, misaligned wheels are not the problem.
Schedule an appointment at one of Reis Auto’s locations for qualified wheel alignment and suspension repair.