Wheel Alignment at Horizon Auto Center in Rockwall, Texas

Wheel alignments are a part of regular routine maintenance to ensure your tires last its entire lifetime. By getting a tire alignment, you are preventing your vehicle from driving abnormally such as excessive vibrations and poor handling. Depending on the manufacturer like Chevrolet, BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, or any other make and model, there are different specifications on how to tilt and position the tires on the vehicle. If you don’t get a wheel alignment after noticing different warning signs or ignoring vehicle maintenance schedules, you risk having uneven tread wear and your safety. Making sure that you get your wheels aligned during your vehicle’s maintenance schedule or when necessary will prevent further damage and keep you safe while driving throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area or more further out.

Here are some of the signs that you may need to get a wheel alignment. If you notice these signs while driving your vehicle, come to Horizon Auto Center in Rockwall, Texas to get your wheels aligned.

  • Uneven tread wear: improper alignment can cause certain parts of the tread of your vehicle to wear unevenly and faster. If you notice that your tires are wearing out unevenly, come to Horizon Auto Center to get them fixed.
  • Vehicle pulling to the left or right: if the tires on your vehicle are not aligned at its correct position, it can cause your vehicle to pull left or right when your steering wheel is straight. Overtime, this can get more severe and cause more damage to your vehicle. This also is a safety risk for you and other drivers around you.
  • Your steering wheel is off center when driving straight: if your vehicle tires are not aligned properly, your steering wheel will not operate normally. This is important to get fixed since you need to be in full control of your steering wheel while driving.
  • Steering wheel vibration: if your wheels are not properly aligned, it can cause vibrations in your vehicle. By ignoring this problem, the steering wheel will continue to vibrate and shake more and more. This will make driving your vehicle increasingly more difficult. 

 

It is normal for your vehicle to drive in a straight line when the steering wheel is centered. However, if your wheels are improperly aligned, the signs mentioned above will be noticeable. Getting your wheels aligned not only stops these symptoms from appearing again, but our knowledgeable technicians will also assess the steering and suspension components, examine the tires wear and pressure, and will thoroughly compare the vehicle’s specifications to ensure that the alignment was done correctly. If you do not get your wheels aligned, risk like hydroplaning and drifting out of your lane more likely. This makes this service important to get!

There are different procedures that our dependable technicians follow while doing a wheel alignment. Depending on what your vehicle needs, they check the tire pressure to check that it is at its right level, do wheel balancing and mounting, alignments on the rotors, tire rotation as regular maintenance, and axle and control arm replacement if there are signs of damage. We at Horizon Auto Center are up to date with the latest technology in automotive repair, have all necessary parts in stock, and use tools such as computerized wheel and frame alignments to better assess your vehicle and fix it. These are the parts of your wheel in your vehicle that we check while doing wheel alignments:

  • Camber: the camber is the inward or outward angle of the tire. Too much tilt indicates that it is time to get a wheel alignment. However, it is important to note that worn bearings and ball joints can be at fault too. We at Horizon Auto Center can easily assess the problem. 
  • Toe: the toe is how the wheels are tilted when viewed from above; it can be either inward or outward. A toe-in alignment refers to the wheels inwards, and a toe-out alignment means that the wheels are angled out. Both of them require our technicians to properly align them back to normal. 
  • Caster: the caster refers to the angle of the wheel when viewed from the side of your vehicle. Having a positive caster means the steering access is tilted toward the driver, while negative caster means the steering access is tilted away from the driver. The caster angle helps balance steering, stability, and cornering. 
  • Wheel bearings: the bearings are connected to the center part of each wheel—also known as the hub—with a metal axle shaft. Sometimes, instead of an alignment, your vehicle may need to get the wheel bearing fixed. Signs that your wheel bearings are damaged include: popping and clicking noise when turning, vibration while driving, or a humming and rumbling noise when driving straight.  

Your Reliable Shop for Wheel Alignment

Wherever your next trip may be, you do not want to be driving worn out, unstable tires. At Horizon Auto Center, we carefully inspect your vehicle to resolve its issues and follow the maintenance schedule, the way the manufacturer intended. Our knowledgeable technicians have the training and latest technology to provide you with quality service. Here are some of the reasons why you should choose us as your auto repair shop:

  • Most of our services come with a 36-month/36,000 mile warranty.
  • Our staff is certified female-friendly by AskPatty.com. 
  • We have a courtesy local shuttle service to continue your day while we service your vehicle or ask about our loaner car service.
  • Our ASE-Certified technicians can improve your tire performance and life, restore vehicle performance, and maintain good vehicle performance with preventative maintenance.
  • Our waiting area has free coffee, water, and WiFi for you to enjoy.
  • We sell truck accessories, including lift kits, bed covers, front and rear replacement bumpers, side steps, and LED lights.
  • We offer a courtesy vehicle wash with all our services.
  • Our shop has been recognized by The Dallas Morning News and RepairPal and our loyal customers have voted us Living Magazine’s “Best Auto Repair Shop” in the area for the last seven years.
  • We sell industry leading tire brands like Toyo, Continental, and Nexen.

If you are in Heath, Royse City, Rockwall, Fate, Sunnyvale, or surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 469-430-0549 or schedule an appointment online with us today!

Wheel Alignment in Rockwall, TX

For honest and efficient Wheel Alignment in Rockwall, TX, turn to the capable team at Horizon Auto Center. “Life’s too short to drive boring cars.”

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