What is a Car Alignment?

Do you know what kind of alignment to ask for your car? This depends on the type of drive train that you have. Most cars have a front wheel drive configuration, which means you only need a FWD alignment. However, if you have a rear wheel drive or all-wheel drive, then your alignment will look a bit different. All alignments do the same thing, however. It simply means to set your axles and wheels in the same direction. The process typically involves a clamp that goes on your axles and uses a computer to make precise measurements.

Mechanics will also adjust different angles until they are in line with others. These are called the camber, toe, thrust, and caster. The mechanic should provide you without a printout after the alignment is complete so you can see how far off your wheels and axles were.

You can get a great rate on alignments at Hanna Imports located in Raleigh, NC. Their service is courteous and fast.



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