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Discount Tire & Auto Centre of Scarborough, ON Performs Wheel Alignments

Stop into one of our 8 Scarborough and Toronto area service bays; we use 3-D laser equipment for a more accurate alignment. It's the latest technology, just one more area where we invest to better serve you.

Call us at 416-288-0078 or visit us at 196 Nantucket Blvd, Scarborough, ON M1P 2N9.

Attention Scarborough area drivers: making sure your vehicle is properly aligned is important for the wear of your tires. When you've just invested in a new set of tires from Discount Tire and Auto Centre, make sure they wear evenly! It's a great time to have us do an alignment check for you. Our certified auto service technicians are well trained with over 12 years of experience. With experience like that, you know your alignment will be performed accurately and efficiently.

Another important factor is that without proper alignment, your car drags, causing you to burn more gas as drive in Scarborough and the surrounding Toronto area. Fuel is expensive! Make sure you're getting the mileage you want. Visit Discount Tire and Auto Centre in Scarborough, ON today.

Wheel Alignments from Discount Tire & Auto Centre of Scarborough, ON

When your vehicle alignment is not proportioned correctly, two issues may occur:

  1. Driving becomes more expensive
  2. Driving becomes more dangerous

Driving without proper alignment costs you money. Not only does flawed alignment decrease gas mileage and tire life, but it also adds stress to your vehicle's steering equipment and structure. Ideally, your vehicle's wheels should run perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other. Adjusting these wheel angles will bring your vehicle back into proper alignment.

Driving without proper alignment puts you at risk. An out-of-alignment car pulls and drifts away from a straight road and may cause an accident. Excessive tire wear—another result of bad car alignment—leads to tire blow-outs and poor traction, which also causes accidents. Bring in your vehicle and our alignment experts will make sure your vehicle drives smoothly and safely.

How does poor alignment happen?
  • Many factors impact your vehicle's alignment. You typically need alignment service after a major or minor collision that results in physical damage to your vehicle's frame.
  • Your vehicle needs immediate attention when you notice steering problems or uneven tire wear patterns on your tires.
  • Sometimes problems arise from something as small as driving over a pothole, or grazing over a curb.

Look for the following symptoms to determine if you require our computerized alignment services.

Caster:

A faulty caster angle causes loose or difficult steering.

Caster describes the steering pivot angle, as seen from the vehicle's side and measured in degrees. Caster alignment plays a large role in evaluating the "feel" of steering and the stability. Three to five degrees of positive caster is typical for most vehicles and lower angles for heavier vehicles.

Camber:

A faulty camber angle will create pulling and tire wear.

Camber is the angle of the wheel in relation to a vertical direction (seen from the front or rear of the car). A negative camber measurement occurs when a wheel leans toward the vehicle's framework; a positive measurement points the wheel away from the car. An ideal camber angle assures optimal tire efficiency, proper steering control, and helps prevent rolling.

Toe:

A faulty toe angle will wear down your tires.

Like camber and caster, toe is measured by degrees. When your front or rear wheels have front edges pointed toward each other, the pair is called "toe-ins." If the front edges point away from each other, the pair is called "toe-outs."

With properly aligned wheels, you'll get:

  • Tires that last longer
  • Easier steering
  • Improved gas mileage
  • Smoother ride
  • Safer, more secure driving
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