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What Is Four Wheel Alignment?

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Why Would You Service Your Vehicle at Crown Jaguar?

At Crown Jaguar St. Petersburg, we provide the best four wheel alignment in St. Petersburg, and we don’t just say that because we’re your local Jaguar dealership. We assure that your Jaguar is in the best hands by employing the best ASE Certified technicians who are each specially trained to perform work on your Jaguar.

Lets dive into an often overlooked service, the four wheel alignment, and talk about this service can affect the performance of your Jaguar.

What are the Benefits to Wheel Alignment? Why Do I Need One?

The main benefit to a four wheel alignment is that your Jaguar will travel in a straight line, even when you let go of the wheel. However, this small service plays a big role in your vehicle's performance.

During a four wheel alignment service, one of our technicians will drive your vehicle into a special bay that uses lasers to measure the angle of your wheels and their correlation to the road. These angles are referred to as camber, castor, and toe. A wheel that is even one degree off dead center can have an impact on the performance of your vehicle.

Ensuring that your wheels are centered with the road helps your vehicle return its best performance and efficiency by reducing the rolling resistance of the wheels. It also reduces stress on your steering and suspension components.

Furthermore, ensuring that your wheels are aligned prevents your tires from wearing out prematurely.

How Often Do I Need a Wheel Alignment?

While your vehicle’s need for a car alignment will vary depending on your own driving habits, it is generally recommended that you receive a wheel alignment every 6,000 miles.

However, this figure will vary depending on your driving habits and the environment that you drive in. For example, vehicles driven on smooth highways may need alignment less often than a vehicle driven in an urban city. This is because the vehicle that commonly treks through urban city traffic is often exposed to harsh conditions than one that cruises on the highway.

However, each vehicle’s needs are different because each driver is different. Refer to your owner's manual for Jaguar’s recommendations for your specific model.

How Do I Know When I Need an Alignment?

There are certain tell tale symptoms that may be indicators that it's time for wheel alignment service:

Car Pulling to One Side – This is one of the main ways to tell that your vehicle is out of alignment. While traveling on an even, level road, if you notice that you have to constantly provide corrective steering to keep your vehicle in its lane, it may be time for an alignment service.

Uneven or Rapid Tire Wear – Tires that aren't properly aligned with the road puts pressure on one side of the tire, causing them to wear unevenly. You may notice that the middle of your tire tread is in great condition, but the inside or outside may be worn down to the thread. This is an indicator that your wheels are out of alignment.

Squealing Tires – Wheels out of alignment can cause your tires to resist rolling freely, and this can sometimes cause them to squeal against the road.

Cabin Vibration – Sometimes wheels that are pulling your vehicle in different directions can cause your vehicle to vibrate.

What Causes a Bad Alignment?

Your steering and suspension components of your vehicle take an impact every time you go over a bump in the road. Each time you turn a corner, make a u-turn, or make an emergency avoidance maneuver, these forces put stress on your steering and suspension and make micro adjustments on your.

Potholes and emergency avoidance maneuvers can accelerate your vehicle’s wheels moving out of their ideal alignment.

Why Should I Visit Crown Jaguar St. Petersburg?

At Jaguar of St. Petersburg, we’ll ensure your Jaguar drives in a straight line. Don’t waste your time searching for an independent mechanic who may not know your vehicle like the experts here at our service center.

Schedule an appointment today, and trust the experts here at Jaguar St. Petersburg to maximize your tire life, and protect your steering and suspension by performing a four wheel alignment. Keep your Jaguar on the straight and narrow by trusting it in the hands of the experts at Crown Jaguar St. Petersburg.

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