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A Not-So-Straight Story (Vehicle Pulls to One Side)

A vehicle should travel straight down a straight road with the steering wheel centered.  But time and travel can take their toll and soon you may find your vehicle pulling to the left or right.  Those are not good signs and should be taken care of fairly quickly. One thing that you should note is when this is happening: if it is all the time, only when you brake, only when you accelerate. If you describe these symptoms to the service adviser or technician, it may help them pinpoint the cause more quickly.  Many things can cause a vehicle to pull to one side, one of which is that it's out of alignment.  If so, you could be doing damage to other components of your vehicle if you keep driving with it this way. If your tires show signs of uneven wear on the treads or if your wheels squealing, that is another clue. Improperly inflated tires can also cause your vehicle to pull in one direction.  Your service facility can check to see if your tires have the pressure r ... read more

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Automotive Tips from I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service: Alignment Inspection

Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Falconer drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service will inspect your tires for uneven wear as well as suspension and steering parts for signs of wear or damage. He?ll also compare your current alignment with the vehicle manufacturer?s settings.Your vehicle owner?s manual will have a recommendation for when to check alignment. Of course, this recommendation is based on normal driving. If you have been in a crash, hit a curb/pothole, frequently drive off-road around Falconer, or notice any symptoms of misalignment, have your I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service service advisor perform an important alignment check.I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service1739 Lindquist DriveFalconer, New York 1473371

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Falconer Alignment Service

Your car might have an alignment problem if: it drifts or pulls to one side, your steering wheel is off center, you have uneven tire wear or your car doesn't feel like it handles right. When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into potholes around Falconer and smacking a curb or other object are great ways to knock your car out of alignment. Then, one or more of your wheels starts pulling in a slightly different direction and the problems begin.There are several things involved in an alignment check at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service. First, there's an inspection of the steering and suspension systems - their components should be checked to see if anything's bent or broken. Then the tire condition needs to be inspected. From there, the vehicle is put on an alignment rack and an initial alignment reading is taken. If all four wheels are adjustable, they are lined up perfectly parallel with the vehicle's center ... read more

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Tracking True in Falconer: Wheel Alignment

Tracking True in Falconer: Wheel Alignment

At I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service, we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires,steering and suspensionparts are inspected for problems. Then the alignment is charted and checked against the vehicle factory settings. Adjustments are made to bring the wheels back into alignment. This gets all four wheels moving in precisely the same direction.If you don't remember hitting a pothole, how do you know if your wheels are out? The most obvious sign is that your vehicle pulls to one side. Also, your steering wheel may not be centered when you're going straight. If you're in the habit of checking your tire wear regularly, you may notice the edges of one or more tires rapidly wearing down. You should have your Falconer auto service center look it over. Of course, if yo ... read more

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Line Them Up: Wheel Alignment Service at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service

Line Them Up: Wheel Alignment Service at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service

Hello Falconer! Let's talk about alignment. One of the most important parts of preventive maintenance for your vehicle is keeping the wheels in alignment. Poor alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly, which can significantly reduce their lifespan. This means you will have to replace them more often, which can be costly for drivers in Falconer.It can even damage your suspension system, which is costly to repair. But even more importantly, uneven tread wear can lead to blowouts on the road, a dangerous and potentially deadly safety risk for Falconer drivers and their passengers.It may not take an accident or bad driving habits to “knock” your tires out of alignment. Tires can go out of alignment with just everyday New York driving. Falconer road hazards, pot holes, uneven or gravel roads, and even the bumps and bounces of normal Falconer roads and surface streets can gradually put your vehicle tires out of alignment.So it's good auto adv ... read more

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Automotive Tips from I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Falconer drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. While these can certainly take your wheels out of alignment, the bumps and bounces of everyday Falconer driving take their toll on wheel alignment as well. Your car can lose alignment over time with just normal driving. When your wheels are out of alignment, the team of automotive professionals at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service in Falconer can return your wheels to the factory settings. Most owners’ manuals suggest an inspection every year or two.Give us a call.I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service1739 Lindquist DriveFalconer, New York 1473371

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Automotive Tips from I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service: Signs of an Alignment Problem

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Falconer drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. While these can certainly take your wheels out of alignment, the bumps and bounces of everyday Falconer driving take their toll on wheel alignment as well. In addition, your vehicle can lose alignment over time with just normal driving. When your wheels are out of alignment, I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service in Falconer can return your wheels to the vehicle manufacturer’s factory settings. Most owner's manuals suggest an alignment check every year or two.  Give us a call.I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service1739 Lindquist DriveFalconer, New York 14733716-665-2501  

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Straight and True in Falconer: Wheel Alignment

Straight and True in Falconer: Wheel Alignment

Most Falconer folks worry about running out of gas or having a breakdown on the side of the road. That is why we practice preventive maintenance on our vehicles — that and to keep our repair bills down. But one important part of preventive maintenance that may get overlooked by drivers in Falconer is a periodic alignment inspection. Poor alignment causes tires to wear rapidly, unevenly or both. This means they will have to be replaced early, and new tires are more expensive than an alignment check in Falconer. Bad alignment can also cause damage to suspension and steering systems, which can be expensive to repair in Falconer. Tire wear on misaligned wheels can also lead to blowouts, which are dangerous, can lead to serious accidents and can seriously damage your vehicle. Also, poor alignment itself can be the cause of an accident since the vehicle may not steer properly. One or more wheels on your vehicle can be knocked out of a ... read more

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All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service

All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service

When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Falconer can cause your vehicle's wheels to be out of alignment.Driving for an extended time around Falconer when your wheels are out of alignment results in uneven tire wear. This is dangerous … and expensive. Worst case scenario, you have a blowout on a crowded New York highway. It can also cause premature wear to your suspension system, which can be really expensive to repair. At the very least, you may have to replace your tires years too early. The ideal alignment for your vehicle was designed by its engineers. Alignment service at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service starts with an inspection of the steering and suspension – to see if anything's bent or broken. Then your friendly and knowledgeable I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service technician will look at ... read more

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Fuel Saving Tip: Alignment for Your Falconer Vehicle

Fuel Saving Tip: Alignment for Your Falconer Vehicle

Imagine you've left Falconer and you're up in the arctic on a dog sled.Your dog team is pulling straight and true. You can cover a lot of ground quickly. Now imagine what would happen if one or two of the dogs wanted to go their own way and were pulling off to the side.That would slow you down. You would have to work harder to keep the sled going where you want it. The dogs are all working as hard as before, but you're covering less ground for the same effort.You're wasting kibble.The same is true of your vehicle when the wheels are out of alignment. That wheel that's pulling to the side is dragging down the rest of the vehicle; so you push a little harder on the gas pedal to keep up your speed. You're wasting gas.So have your wheel alignment checked at least once a year. It is important to get it checked right away if you feel the vehicle pulling to one side.Sometimes we Falconer residents bump a curb or hit a pothole and knock our wheels out of alignment. An accident can take th ... read more

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