About This Wheel Alignment Service
During an alignment at a Goodyear Tire & Service Network location, alignment specialists measure and correct wheel angles so they're set to vehicle manufacturer specifications. They also:
- Completely inspect steering and suspension systems
- Adjust wheel angles so they're perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other
Wheel Alignments: Common Questions
What is a Wheel Alignment?
A wheel alignment service itself refers to the adjusting of a vehicle’s steering. An alignment will readjust the angles of a vehicle’s wheels to the manufacturer's specifications. Wheel alignments help provide optimal tire wear and vehicle handling. A proper alignment will aid in optimizing a tire’s footprint, or tire contact patch with the ground, promoting even tire treadwear.
Where Can I Get a Wheel Alignment Near Me?
If you feel your car pulling to one side either do to a recent accident or hitting a pothole, bring your vehicle to a local Goodyear Tire & Service Network Location and let us conduct a wheel alignment and get your wheel angles back to your manufacturer’s. Find a Local Goodyear Service Center near you.
Why is a Wheel Alignment Important?
Regularly scheduled proper wheel alignments can help to improve overall vehicle handling and increase your vehicle’s fuel economy, which could help you save hundreds of dollars on tire replacements due to premature treadwear.
What Causes Wheels to Go Out of Alignment?
There are a number of items that can cause your vehicle’s alignment to go bad. Three main culprits to knock your vehicle out of alignment are:
- Road wear
- Car accidents or collisions
How Often Should You Get an Alignment?
Most manufacturers recommend getting a four-wheel alignment at least once a year. Other times you may need a front-end or four-wheel alignment include:
- After purchasing a set of new Goodyear tires
- When replacing suspension or steering parts during a Steering & Suspension Repair Service
- If you feel your vehicle pulling to one side when driving on a straight, smooth road
- If your steering feels unstable or you feel a vibration
- If your steering feels too loose or shows signs of straying or wandering on the road
- If your tires are wearing unevenly or squealing on turns
Make sure to check your owner’s manual for your manufacturer’s recommendation.
NOTE: Steering or suspension parts installed after the alignment voids the limited warranty.
PARTS: 6 months or 6,000 miles, whichever comes first.
LABOR: 6 months or 6,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Exclusions apply; See Full Warranty Details