Wheel Alignment in Willow Glen, San Jose, CA
If your vehicle needs wheel alignment, look no further than Alvin’s Auto Center in Willow Glen, San Jose. We offer superior wheel alignment service at our family-owned Willow Glen auto repair facility. Our technicians can diagnose and correct a variety of alignment problems whether on passenger cars, minivans, or pickup trucks.
Wheel alignment is typically done when you buy new tires, but as time goes on, and your vehicle is exposed to the California roads, wheel alignment becomes a necessity. It’s amazing how many potholes we encounter on the Bay Area roads and freeways. If your vehicle runs over a major pothole or hits a curb, wheel alignment may be in order. So if your vehicle has not had a wheel alignment during the past 12 months, or you suspect it needs one, let us know next time you bring your vehicle in for oil service. We can perform a wheel alignment check during that service, so there is no need to set up a separate appointment.
Improper wheel alignment has direct monetary and rides comfort consequences – tires wear out more quickly, mileage drops a little bit, the ride gets less comfortable and noisier. If the misalignment becomes really bad, it can even impact vehicle handling.
On the flip side, well-aligned wheels result in longer tire life, better gas mileage, and a smoother ride. We recommend a wheel alignment check every 12 months or so. Our alignment machine can detect and correct misalignment that is not noticeable to the human eye, yet it impacts your vehicle.
Signs that your vehicle should have alignment check:
- Your vehicle pulls to one side
- Driving on a straight road, the steering wheel is not straight
- Uneven tire tread wear – almost everybody has heard of this one – but how often do we check the tires for uneven tread wear?
- Vehicle vibration while turning
If your vehicle exhibits any of the above symptoms, give us a call and we can schedule a tire alignment check during your next oil service. If the symptoms are severe, do not delay. We can get the car checked out and wheels aligned the same day.
Wheel Alignment process at our Willow Glen, San Jose auto repair shop:
- Tire alignment is compared to automobile manufacturer guidelines
- We check for proper tire pressure (adjust if needed) and look for patterns of tire wear
- Suspension components and steering are inspected
- Alignment is performed on our professional alignment machine
Give us a call at Alvin’s Auto Center in Willow Glen, and our technicians will perform an alignment check and let you know if your vehicle needs a wheel alignment. If it does, we can get the wheel alignment completed the same day. You can set up an appointment online, or simply calls us at the shop and we will be happy to make an appointment on the phone.