Understanding Wheel Alignment

Having a properly aligned vehicle is important for safety and the longevity of your car or truck. If you're noticing that as you drive around Charlottesville, your vehicle starts to shake at higher speeds, it could be misaligned wheels causing the issue. CMA's Volvo Cars of Charlottesville recommends that vehicles get regular alignment inspections to ensure there aren't any lurking problems.

The alignment of a wheel is measured by its camber, caster, and toe angle. These three measurements determine how a wheel is oriented compared to the frame of the car. Each vehicle has manufacturer specifications for the angle of each wheel.

If you drive on rough roads or have hit a large pothole, there's a chance that your car is out of alignment. When this happens, extra stress can be put on bearings and other parts of the vehicle. Tires can also start to wear unevenly and have a shorter lifetime.

 

 

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