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La Jolla1027 Virginia WayLa Jolla, CA 92037(858) 260-2000
Alpine2417 Alpine BlvdAlpine, CA 91901(619) 445-1444
La Mesa7191 Alvarado RdLa Mesa, CA 91942(619) 469-1895
Santee10332 Mission Gorge Road Santee, CA, 92071Santee, CA, 92071(619) 562-2777
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Wheel Alignment in La Jolla, La Mesa, Alpine & Santee

Vehicle manufacturers have different recommendations for the frequency of wheel alignments. However, once a year to every two years, depending on the amount of driving you do, is a good rule to follow. A wheel alignment sets the caster, camber and toe for the front wheels on your car.

Rear wheel alignment is sometimes required on some car models. However, this usually only needs to be performed if parts are replaced, or the vehicle was involved an accident.

The wheel alignment on your car helps your tires last longer, and does much more. A good alignment gives you more control of your vehicle at higher speeds and can provide a more comfortable ride. Proper alignment also prevents front-end suspension parts from wearing out too quickly.

When should I do a wheel alignment?

  • At 3K after purchase of a NEW car
  • At 12-18K miles
  • When you purchase new tires
  • When you have any front suspension parts replaced
  • If you notice unusual tire wear

If your vehicle pulls or drifts to one side while driving straight

At Family Auto Service in La Jolla, La Mesa, Alpine, and Santee our ASE certified technicians know how to align your vehicle according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. Do not put off this service, having to replace worn tires and suspension parts is expensive. You can also count on us to alert you to any potential problems when we inspect your vehicle. Our family wants your family to stay safe on the road.

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