Wheel Alignment Service
The proper alignment of your vehicle’s wheels ensures that your sedan, truck, minivan or SUV drives smoothly and handles properly on the road. Misalignment occurs when your vehicle’s suspension or steering components are shifted out of place. Bad wheel alignment can happen slowly as time passes or suddenly with an impact from a large pothole, speed bump or even a fender-bender.
When a vehicle is out of alignment, it can lead to a variety of issues, such as uneven rapid tire wear, poor handling and a decrease in fuel efficiency. Driving a vehicle with ongoing alignment issues can permanently damage your suspension.
Here are some common signs that a vehicle is possibly out of alignment:
- Accelerated tire wear, bald spots and worn edges
- Vehicle pulls to one side when driving straight ahead
- Steering wheel sits crooked when driving straight ahead
- Steering wheel vibrates while driving
- Tires squeal while turning
If you are searching online for the “best alignment service near me,” you’ve come to the right place. There are more than 17,000 NAPA Auto Care centers nationwide. Our ASE-certified technicians specialize in inspecting, diagnosing and resolving wheel alignment issues in a wide range of cars, trucks and SUVs, both old and new.
What Does Wheel Alignment Service At NAPA Auto Care Include?
During a typical wheel alignment service, a NAPA technician inspects your vehicle suspension and steering systems, including tire air pressure and tire condition. Your ASE-certified mechanic then uses specialized equipment to measure the following:
- Wheel camber — vertical tilt of the wheel
- Wheel caster — angle of the steering pivot
- Wheel toe — angle of the wheels in relation to the vehicle’s center
Your NAPA Auto Care technician then makes adjustments to the suspension system according to these measurements to ensure that the wheels are properly aligned. A comprehensive wheel alignment service typically includes adjustments to the front and rear suspension, as well as the steering components. Depending on your drivetrain and suspension, the technician performs the service on either two or all four wheels.
Wheel alignment service can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours depending on the extent of damage or complexity of the adjustments needed. The technician also inspects the tires for signs of wear or damage and may recommend tire replacement if necessary.
How Much Does Wheel Alignment Service Cost?
Plan to bring your vehicle into the local NAPA Auto Care center for an alignment check once every two years as part of your routine maintenance schedule or any time after you had new tires installed on your vehicle. An alignment service usually does not require any installation of parts and the cost typically runs between $250 to $300. Use our competitive pricing tool, the NAPA Auto Care Repair Estimator to plan ahead for your appointment.
The NAPA Network is driven to ensure you get the best parts and the best service. Your NAPA Auto Care center offers a 24-Month/24,000-Mile Peace of Mind Warranty, which covers parts and labor on all qualifying repairs and maintenance, so you know you’re always getting the best service when you bring your vehicle to NAPA Auto Care.