Wheels that are not aligned can increase driver fatigue, reduce fuel economy, and result in premature wear.
STEP 1: One of the first steps in the alignment process is to take the vehicle out for a road test. This road test will help the technician identify any handling issues; such as the vehicle pulling or drifting. Then, the technician will check the inflation and wear pattern of the tires and inspect the suspension of the vehicle. If parts are found to be worn or damaged, our technicians will let you know of any necessary repairs.
STEP 2: Once all the steering and suspension components have been properly inspected and found to be in good operating condition, an experienced OK Tire technician will perform an alignment inspection using an advanced alignment machine. All wheel measurements will be electronically monitored through individual sensors that are attached to each wheel, and then rectified for optimal performance.
The most common type of wheel alignment is a four-wheel alignment. This service is performed on all-wheel drive vehicles and front-wheel drive vehicles with independent or adjustable rear suspensions. This alignment involves both axles being adjusted so that all four wheels are aligned, and the steering wheel is straight and leveled.
We recommend having your alignment checked and corrected by an OK Tire expert on an annual basis, especially if you notice any change in the drivability of your vehicle.