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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.

Alignment Intervals

 • 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:

    Alignment Check

    • Inspect steering and suspension system including tire condition and air pressure Put vehicle on alignment rack, mount and compensate sensors Print out alignment readings

    Standard Alignment

    • 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

    Plus Alignment

    • 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
    • Bushings
    • 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.

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