Whether you drive a car, an SUV, or a large truck, a rear-wheel alignment will be needed on occasion. Rear-alignment services are performed to help maximize your vehicle’s tire life, provide exceptional handling and ensure proper steering. If left unchecked, wheel misalignment can result in a number of issues down the line.
Not sure if your vehicle is in need of rear-wheel alignment service? Read on to learn more about the importance of rear-wheel alignment.
Do Rear Tires Need Alignment?
Yes! Rear wheels, much like the front wheels, can fall out of alignment over time. If this occurs even just a little, this can affect tire life and vehicle tracking. There are various reasons to get an alignment.
Measurement and correction of all the major truck alignment angles are necessary to achieve maximum efficiency. This can help improve everything from extending tire mileage to improving your gas mileage. Furthermore, rear-wheel alignment services identify problems early before they become even more costly down the line. At VanAxle, our highly skilled technicians specialize in everything from medium-duty truck alignments to alignment for heavy-duty commercial trucks, including industrial cranes and heavy equipment.
Difference Between Rear End Alignment & Front End Alignment
A front-end alignment, also referred to as a two-wheel or standard alignment, is a common auto service that refers to the steering alignment of the two front wheels only. A technician completes this job by manipulating and angling your suspension components according to the manufacturer‘s specifications. During this time, the technician may also adjust certain components within the steering system.
Conversely, a rear-end alignment is commonly known as a four-wheel alignment. When this service is performed, the technician will have to adjust all four wheels. Because 4×4 vehicles often have adjustable rear suspensions, rear wheel alignment is required. This process is particularly beneficial on vehicles with adjustable rear suspension as it brings all four wheels back in spec and centered for the best performance.
Signs Your Vehicle May Be Out of Alignment
If you are having trouble steering and keeping your vehicle straight on the road, then this could be a sign of trouble with your vehicle’s wheel alignment. This is just one of many signs to look out for. Here are a few additional ways to identify when your car is need of an alignment:
- Uneven or rapid tire wear
- Noisy steering
- Squeaking tires
Should your vehicle show one or more of the above symptoms, we recommend taking your car to a reputable technician for a thorough inspection.
We Provide Alignment Services for Trucks & Vehicles of All Sizes
Routine wheel alignment service is the best way to prevent tire wear on your vehicle. At VanAxle, we know how important it is to stop premature tire wear and suspension malfunctions before they start. Our experienced technicians will take the time to properly inspect your tire’s alignment with precision equipment. We can align one vehicle or your entire commercial fleet. We’ll have your vehicle back in shape and ready to hit the road in no time.
Contact VanAxle now to schedule an appointment or inquire about our truck alignment services.