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Your automobile’s suspension system needs to be able to absorb bumps smoothly and steer properly, which in turn requires a fully functioning suspension system with proper wheel alignment. Whether your vehicle has a conventional suspension system with shock absorbers or a strut-based system typical of many front-wheel-drive cars, you can trust Mac’s Automotives experienced technicians to service them both.
Maintaining proper wheel alignment extends the life of your tires, provides a more comfortable ride, and provides significantly better gas mileage for your vehicle. Typical symptoms of a car that requires suspension or alignment services are excessive or uneven tire wear, an off center steering wheel, a general feeling of wandering or looseness while driving, the car feels like it’s pulling to the left or the right, or a shimmy or vibration in your steering wheel.
There are two common types of wheel alignments performed on today’s automobiles; all wheel thrust angle alignment and, for vehicles with adjustable rear suspensions, all wheel full adjustable alignment.
Mac’s Automotive offers a complete computerized wheel alignment service using the latest state-of-the-art equipment to ensure precision and accuracy. Our ASE certified technicians perform a complete steering and suspension system inspection with every alignment. By replacing worn suspension parts you regain steering control and handling, keeping your car ride safe and smooth.
• Every 8,000 miles or 6 months Alignment is recommended after the first 2,000 miles for new vehicles:
• After a purchase of new tires
• After a collision or accident
• After hitting a large pothole
• With installation of new suspension or steering parts
• Following a transaxle repair on front-wheel-drive cars
Mac’s Automotives Alignment Services Include:
• Inspect steering and suspension system including tire condition and air pressure Put vehicle on alignment rack, mount and compensate sensors Print out alignment readings
• All-wheel thrust angle or full adjustable alignment
• Inspect steering and suspension system including tire condition and air pressure
• Put vehicle on alignment rack, mount and compensate sensors
• Print out initial alignment readings
• Adjust alignment angles to manufacturer’s specifications
• Print out final alignment readings to verify alignment is within specification
• Road test vehicle
• Standard alignment service
• Perform a four wheel tire rotation
• Balance all four tires on our state-of-the-art computerized balancing equipment
Replace worn steering or suspension parts as follows:
• Ball joints
• Sway bar links
• Center links
• Idler arms/Pitman arms
• Rack and pinion units
• Tie rod ends/sleeves
• CV joints/boots
• CV axle half shafts
• Shock absorbers
• MacPherson struts/cartridges
Mac’s Automotive provides automotive suspension repair and wheel alignment services for residents in the greater Southern Orange County California area.