Handy Toyota of St. Albans Helps With Wheel Alignment for Your Car


With our harsh winters, the roads around Burlington can be littered with potholes or other crevasses. Until a local or state road maintenance team can repair these impediments to safe driving, your sturdily built Toyota car, truck or SUV could see some wear and tear despite. One common maintenance need during this time is a wheel alignment. Handy Toyota's experienced and certified technicians are here to perform alignment services to make sure your vehicle doesn't pull to the left or right when in motion.

Why is Wheel Alignment Important?

Many things can inhibit your vehicle's performance. Making sure you've had regular oil changes, inspecting brake rotor and caliper durability and wear, confirming proper tire-tread depth and suspension, all go a long way toward ensuring vehicle safety and gas-mileage efficiency. Though, where the rubber meets the road is a significant aspect of safety and Toyota performance, which is why alignments are an important service.

Everything rests on those four wheels, so it's imperative all facets of your vehicle are running smoothly and in tandem. Scheduling regular maintenance of your Toyota car, truck or SUV at Handy Toyota's service center will ensure you have a safe and efficient vehicle.

When to Get Wheel Alignment Checked?

There are multiple signs that your wheels might need to be realigned. You could be driving down Interstate 89, and notice slight or sharp pulling in one direction, which means your wheels could be misaligned, and that can present a safety hazard on the road. Other signs include steering wheel vibration, an off-center steering wheel, or uneven tire wear. If you're experiencing any of this, that's . when you need to come into Handy Toyota for a wheel alignment inspection and servicing.

What Affects Wheel Alignment?

As part of routine scheduled maintenance, you should have your wheels aligned at regular intervals, same as you would a tire rotation or oil change. But with bumps along the way to your next Toyota Factory Scheduled Maintenance date, your wheel alignment might suffer as will vehicle performance, not to mention safety.

Wheel alignment refers to all the components that make your vehicle drive straight. Potholes can shift your suspension out of alignment given the size of the hole in question. Uneven tar patches, stretches of road, hitting a curb, getting in an auto accident, and not servicing your vehicle regularly can cause your wheels to be out of alignment, as well.

Wheel Alignment Terms and Components

There are four components comprising tire suspension and wheel alignment. They are:

  • Camber: the side-to-side tilt of the tire in relation to road surface
  • Caster: responsible for directional control of the steering
  • Toe: at the proper angle, enables the wheels to roll parallel while vehicle is in motion
  • Thrust angle: the primary reason for the pull or off-center steering when not corrected

These terms may be too technical to the average Toyota owner, but it's what our team looks at when checking for alignment issues. We're here to solve alignment problems at Handy Toyota, and you can trust our trained and certified technicians.

Wheel Alignment Servicing

While our technicians handle every detail as it relates to wheel alignment service, Handy Toyota provides a comfortable lounge area replete with coffee bar and snack machines, complimentary WiFi, and shuttle service to local destinations.

In most cases, wheel alignment servicing is a simple fix. Our entire Handy Toyota service center is at your disposal for all issues affecting wheel alignment, or for preventative maintenance required of all vehicles.

Make Your Appointment Today

Call Handy Toyota's friendly and helpful service staff to schedule an appointment, or visit our service center page and book a time that's convenient for you.

 

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Handy Toyota

701 Highgate Road
Directions St. Albans, VT 05478

  • Sales: (800) 266-0683
  • Service: (866) 552-1888
  • Parts: (866) 552-1888

Hours

  • Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 7:30am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

         
  

Contact

Handy Toyota

701 Highgate Road
Directions St. Albans, VT 05478

  • Sales: (800) 266-0683
  • Service: (866) 552-1888
  • Parts: (866) 552-1888

Make an Inquiry