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What Did Hitting That Pothole Do To Your Vehicle?

What are the signs of pothole damage on my vehicle? Potholes are a part of life if you live just about anywhere in the US. You might encounter them driving around town or even on the highway. While they may look innocuous, the truth is that hitting potholes can do serious damage to your vehicle, […]

Why should you learn the basics of wheel alignment and steering?

Wheel Alignment and Steering 101 Your vehicle’s steering system is more than just your steering wheel. It’s essential to know the basics of your steering system and wheel alignment, so your vehicle drives smoothly. Our technicians at West Kearny Mesa Automotive & Transmission in San Diego, California to get your car’s steering system in great […]

Why Does Your Vehicle Need a Wheel Alignment?

Why Does Your Vehicle Need a Wheel Alignment? Wheel alignment is a critical adjustment performed on your vehicle’s suspension that ensures your car is balanced and drives straight. Proper wheel alignment also facilitates good tire performance, so you don’t have to take your car to an auto repair shop every few months for tire replacement. […]

Is Your Car Starting To Drive You?

This Is Why Your Arms Feel So Tired It’s date night, and dinner is already calling your name. You jump behind the wheel of your vehicle, crank up that smooth engine, and ease your way onto the road. Except, something doesn’t feel right. The wheel keeps tugging you in a different direction. Your knuckles whiten […]

How to Recognize the Need for Wheel Alignment

Does Wheel Alignment Really Matter? You’ve probably heard the expression about “reading the writing on the wall.” When it comes to your vehicle needing wheel alignment, the signs are nearly as clear. Instead of being written on a wall, however, you’ll detect them on the pavement where you drive. Even when the signs are present, […]

How We Perform Wheel Alignments

Three Isn’t a Crowd A “third wheel” generally isn’t a positive label because it’s used when an extra guest interferes with two who had plans only with one another. When it comes to wheel alignment, however, you might want to rethink the relationship. There’s a lot to be said for having you, your vehicle, and […]

Pothole Potluck

What Can Happen When You Hit a Pothole Avoiding suspension damage on your daily drive is in some ways comparable to attending a community potluck dinner. First, you never know what you’re going to get. Just as you never know if the contributed dishes will be delicious or barely palatable, you can never be sure […]

“Help Me Keep This Straight”

How Wheel Alignment Helps Your Car CONTENT: We’ve all heard the expression “keeping something straight.” Generally, it means to keep something in order or working properly. For your vehicle, proper wheel alignment certainly keeps things straight. First, it literally impacts how the car steers. Second, it affects the performance and durability of other parts over […]

The Straight Line About Alignment

Recognizing the Importance of Wheel Alignment When your vehicle is still operable, it’s easier to ignore the signs of trouble than if it were broken down. While some things are okay to ignore for a while if you need to (a broken radio or your desire for shiny new paint), wheel alignment isn’t something to […]

The Fifth Wheel: Wheel Alignment and Vehicle Steering Ability

Car Steering and Wheel Alignment In order for your auto to operate, all five wheels need to work together properly. That is, the four wheels that make contact with the road must not only work well with each other, but also with the steering wheel. Since 1993, West Automotive Group in El Cajon, California, has […]