Tires Repair / Alignment
Even minor damage to your wheels and tires
can cause major problems down the road. Bent, cracked, damaged wheels can cause uneven alignment and premature tire wear, even leading to dangerous blowouts.
Wheel damage can be sustained in many forms. Driving over potholes, having a minor collision or getting too close to a curb can all cause your wheels to bend or crack. Even if the issue is simply cosmetic, our shop can repair your wheels.
If your wheels have been damaged in an accident or minor incident,
call Terrace Muffler & Auto Repair. We will inspect your wheels and give you a fair quote. From curb damage to major accidents, we can fix it all.
How important is wheel alignment?
Think of it this way: Research indicates that the average vehicle is driven about 12,000 miles per year. A car with a toe angle misadjustment of 0.34 degrees (only 0.17 inches) out of specification will drag the tires sideways for more than 68 miles by the end of the year!
The importance of total alignment
Reduced Tire Wear
Improper alignment is a major cause of premature tire wear. Over the years, a properly aligned vehicle can add thousands of miles to tire life. Most tires are replaced prematurely due to adverse wear.
Better Gas Mileage
Gas mileage increases as rolling resistance decreases. Total Alignment sets all four wheels parallel, which along with proper inflation, minimizes rolling resistance.
Does your car pull to one side? Do you constantly have to move the steering wheel to keep your car traveling straight ahead? Many handling problems can be corrected by Total Alignment service. With all the vehicle components aligned properly, road shock is more efficiently absorbed for a smoother ride.
A suspension system inspection is part of the alignment procedure. This allows worn parts to be detected before they cause costly problems.