What is a Wheel Alignment

A wheel alignment service itself refers to the adjusting of a vehicle’s steering. An alignment will readjust the angles of a vehicle’s wheels to the manufacturer's specifications.

About This Service

Potholes, road wear and even accidents can knock your vehicle out of alignment.

Wheel alignments help provide optimal tire wear and vehicle handling. A proper alignment will aid in optimizing a tire’s footprint, or contact patch with the ground, promoting even tire treadwear.

Service Details

During an alignment at a Goodyear Tire & Service Network location, alignment specialists measure and correct wheel angles so they're set to vehicle manufacturer specifications. They also:

  • Completely inspect steering and suspension systems
  • Adjust wheel angles so they're perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other

Why is a wheel alignment important for my vehicle?

  • Proper wheel alignments can help improve vehicle handling and help increase fuel efficiency
  • Alignments could save you hundreds of dollars on replacing tires due to premature treadwear

When should I bring my vehicle in for a wheel alignment?

Most manufacturers recommend getting a four-wheel alignment at least once a year. Other times you may need a front-end or four-wheel alignment include:

  • After purchasing a set of new Goodyear tires
  • After a collision, accident, or hitting a large pothole
  • When replacing suspension or steering parts during a Steering & Suspension Repair Service
  • If you feel your vehicle pulling to one side when driving on a straight, smooth road
  • If your steering feels unstable or you feel a vibration
  • If your steering feels too loose or shows signs of straying or wandering on the road
  • If your tires are wearing unevenly or squealing on turns

Make sure to check your owner’s manual for your manufacturer’s recommendation.

Warranty Information

NOTE: Steering or suspension parts installed after the alignment voids the limited warranty.

PARTS: 6 months or 6,000 miles, whichever comes first.

LABOR: 6 months or 6,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Exclusions apply; See Full Warranty Details