Your vehicle’s front-end and its alignment ensure that the wheels run equally and parallel to each other while you drive. This gives you good road handling, control, and proper tire wear.
If you experience any of these while you drive, it’s time to let one of our technicians take a look at your vehicle. Before we replace any parts or re-align your vehicle’s wheels, we will explain the areas of concern and how much it will cost to do the job.
Front-end assemblies operate on a series of interacting parts: the rack and pinion, the tie rod assemblies, the ball joints, the sway bars, the sway bar link kits, and the control arm bushings.
During our decades in business (we opened the doors of our first location, in Sarnia, in 1964), the Mufflerman has earned a reputation for excellence thanks to our commitment to our three core values: service, quality, and trust. That means using the best-quality parts and leveraging our technicians’ years of expertise every time we provide alignment and steering services. Check out our Feedback and Testimonials page to learn more.
Ultimately, proper alignment is a safety issue: cars need to drive straight on the road. It will also help to prevent uneven tire wear.
Have it checked at least annually.
Struts are generally larger than shocks. Shocks and struts keep the tire in contact with the road. Only air shocks support the weight of the vehicle, otherwise, springs or torsion bars support the weight of the vehicle.
Definitely not normal, you may have a problem with your brake rotors.
If your car is newer than twenty years old, it probably doesn’t have grease fittings. But we should definitely have a look to figure out what is going on.
Usually, this has to do with your tires. Rarely, this can be a radial angulation, which means a bent frame, steering component, or something else. We can have a look and let you know how to fix it.
If you turn too sharply and then take your key out before straightening your tires, this can sometimes happen. The key can be hard to turn if the ignition is mounted onto the steering column. If that’s not the problem, bring it in to see us and we can help you figure out what’s going on.