Your wheel alignment should be checked no less than once every 10,000 miles. However, the potholes in Chicago can be brutal, so we suggest having your alignment inspected more frequently. Even if you drive over the curb, on an uneven road or up on the curb while parallel parking it may damage your alignment. If you notice any changes in steering or performance, or you have a damaged tire, stop by ASAP. E & J Auto Service can repair your wheel alignment and if needed fix, rotate or replace your tire.
How Do I Know If My Wheels Are Out Of Alignment?
A minor accident or everyday city driving can knock your wheels out of alignment. But how do you know? It is important to pay attention to the placement of your steering wheel. It should be center when you are driving in a straight line. If it takes longer to steer your vehicle on a left or right turn than it used to, your alignment is likely off. We live in the windy city so it’s not uncommon for your car to pull when driving on windy days—but if you notice more pull than usual it could be an alignment issue. Also, make a habit of checking your tires and tread. While many factors contribute to uneven wear, if your tread is thinner on one side than the other it could be due to misalignment. These changes can occur gradually so keep a close eye. Just Ask And We’ll Take A Look! E & J Auto Service believes in taking a proactive approach to maintaining your investment in your vehicle. We are a full-service shop and are happy to inspect your vehicle any time you notice a change in performance. Our technicians are ASE Certified, and we have the tools to perform the advanced diagnostics required to pinpoint your repair need. In addition to your oil changes, tune-ups, brakes, wheel alignments, and factory scheduled maintenance we also perform:
- Check Engine Light Diagnostics
- Repair Shocks & Struts
- Repair Radiator
- Repair Heating & Air Conditioning
- Repair Suspension & Steering
- Repair Wheel Alignment
- Tire Sales
- Exhaust Repairs
- Hybrid Repairs
- And More!
Schedule your appointment today for an inspection! If you can’t recall the last time you had your alignment checked or you will be stopping in for an oil change, just ask and we will perform an inspection and digital diagnostics check. Our shop is clean, and we provide free Wi-Fi in our waiting area. If we need your car for the day we will keep you updated via your preference in email, text, video, or pictures. We know you work long hours, so we provide afterhours drop-off and pick-up. All of our work and parts are backed by a 24 month/24,000 mile or 36 month/36,000 mile warranty.