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A+ Japanese: Your San Carlos Wheel Alignment Experts!


A+ Japanese Auto Repair performs wheel alignments in conjunction with many steering and suspension related auto repairs. Wheel alignment can also be disrupted on your vehicle by running into a curb, pothole, bump, etc. Our auto repair mechanics are trained to look for wheel alignment issues whenever a vehicle is in the shop to help you get the longest life out of your tires. Below in (Fig A.) illustrates what signs our ASE automotive technicians would be looking for to detect alignment issues during a vehicle inspection.

(Fig A.) Common indication of alignment issues from abnormal tire wear.

Alignment Repair - Why its needed? How It Works:

A wheel alignment is adjusting the angles of the wheels so it is parallel to opposite wheels and perpendicular to the ground. The purpose of these adjustments is to make sure you get the longest tire life. The tire alignment also helps a vehicle track straight when driving along a non-curved and level road. During the process of a wheel alignment, A+ Japanese Auto Repair technicians will place an instrument on all four wheels that allows us to adjust your vehicles toe, tracking, camber and caster. In some instances, we may also find worn steering or suspension components that are affecting your alignment. The alignment machines used by A+ Japanese Auto Repair are impressive in the technology they use to align your tires. Figure B shows an alignment machine showing how laser guidance helps us adjust your alignment perfectly. The computer of the alignment machine takes the toe, tracking, camber and caster readings precise laser measurements and feeds the data onto the screen to ensure the mechanic gets your tires perfectly aligned (Fig C.)

(Fig B.) Alignment Rack & Machine
(Fig C.) Alignment Screen During Adjustments

Tire Balance Vs. Wheel Alignment:

Wheel Alignment is often confused with Wheel Balancing. The two really have nothing to do with each other, except for the fact that they affect ride and handling. If a wheel is out of balance, it will cause a vibration at highway speeds that can be felt in the steering wheel and sometimes the rest of the vehicle. If the alignment is out, it can cause excessive tire wear and steering or tracking problems.

A+ Japanese Auto Repair - Wheel Alignment Experts:

When you bring your vehicle to A+ Japanese Auto Repair you can count on us to perform a high quality four-wheels alignment. We will always confirm we have fixed any alignment issues with the wheels by taking before and after measurements for your records and performing a test drive at freeway, as well as, residential speeds to make sure any alignment issues have been addressed. When it comes to wheel alignment service and adjustment not all auto repair shops can employ the latest alignment machines and equipment! At A+ Japanese Auto Repair Inc. we use the highest quality alignment machines and equipment so we can offer our clients a fast, affordable and accurate alignment. We are experts on four-wheel vehicle alignments. A+ Japanese Auto Repair Inc. you will have a mechanic who has been trained to perform an accurate wheel alignments on your Honda, Acura, Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, Infiniti, Mazda, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Kia, Scion, Hyundai, Isuzu and Hybrid vehicles. If you have any further questions regarding this common auto repair please stop by A+ Japanese Auto Repair for a free consultation today.


Disclaimer: This article is provided for general informational purposes only.  It is not intended as advice for your particular vehicle, and should not be relied upon for that purpose.  Please consult a qualified automotive maintenance professional to determine the maintenance and repair needs for your vehicle.

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