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Wheel Alignment

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 […]

How Are Wheels Aligned?

How Are Wheel Alignments Performed? — West Automotive Group Proper wheel alignment is crucial to how well your car handles, the quality and comfort of your ride, and the usable life of your tires. Therefore, it’s important to have your alignment checked and corrected if necessary. The certified technicians at West Automotive Group in Miramar, […]

Wheel Alignment Angles: Explained

Who’s Your Angle Architect? — West Automotive Group Just as construction workers know the importance of angles in building, so do automotive technicians understand the relationships of wheels and vehicle components to one another. Builders generally express their concerns about ensuring that a structure is square, while mechanics work with angles by addressing a vehicle’s […]

What Affects Car Alignment?

What Happened To My Wheel Alignment? — West Automotive Group Wheel alignment is important. While it might be ignored for a time, failure to bring your vehicle back into alignment if there’s a problem will catch up with you soon. You’ll likely find that your tires must be replaced sooner because the tread is worn […]