Two-Wheel Alignment Service near Washington D.C.
We provide local drivers near Washington D.C. with precision two-wheel alignment services. Whether your vehicle was involved in an accident with suspension/steering component repairs or hit a deep pothole with misalignment symptoms, we provide the wheel alignment service necessary to restore driving comfort and safety. Our state-of-the-art facility has computerized wheel alignment equipment. We employ certified technicians with extensive experience executing two-wheel alignment services for most makes and models. Continue reading about wheel alignment and schedule service today at our location nearest you in Laurel, Bowie, Woodlawn, Dundalk, or Rockville, MD.
Wheel Alignment Explained
Wheel alignment involves how the wheel assemblies contact the suspension/steering components. The camber, caster, and toe-in are three pivot angles guiding how the wheels point and tires grip the road. Vehicles with aligned wheels naturally drive straight down flat, straight streets. Wheel alignment is associated with tire-related driving benefits, including even tread wear, reduced suspension/steering component depreciation, extended tire life, and safety.
Two-Wheel Alignment Service Overview
Two-wheel alignment service is generally recommended for front-wheel-drive (2WD) vehicles. Service involves mounting computerized wheel alignment equipment to the front wheels. The equipment measures the wheel’s angles. The technician uses the measurements to adjust the front suspension components, restoring the camber, caster, and toe-in to factory specifications.
Wheel Misalignment Symptoms
Two-wheel alignment service is always recommended for vehicles involved in a collision with front-end damage, but hitting a large pothole or curb can cause the suspension components to loosen and shift alignment out of specifications. Wheel alignment also moves out of specifications with everyday use, usually at 15,000 miles or 12 months for the average driver. No matter what your vehicle’s driving conditions, all drivers should be on the lookout for these wheel alignment symptoms:
- Vehicle pulling/veering toward one side of the road
- Steering wheel is off-centered when driving straight
- Adjusting/fighting the steering wheel to drive straight
- Rapid and uneven tread wear
- Unnatural vibrations that worsen with acceleration
- Tires losing air pressure
Schedule Two-Wheel Alignment Service at Ourisman Collision Centers
Scheduling a two-wheel alignment service is easy online or by calling the location nearest you during regular hours. Many customers prefer scheduling online because the form is always available and submitted quickly with only basic details required, including the appointment purpose, ideal date/time, vehicle information, your name, and preferred confirmation method.