Alignment | Scott's Fort Collins Auto

Alignment Frequently Asked Questions

A crooked steering wheel normally occurs gradually as the alignment condition of the vehicle shifts over time.  This is an excellent visual indicator of mis-alignment. Contact Scott’s today for your free alignment check. (970) 682-4202

August 21, 2012

What causes a crooked steering wheel?

A crooked steering wheel normally occurs gradually as the alignment condition of the vehicle shifts over time.  This is an excellent visual indicator of mis-alignment. Contact […]
August 21, 2012

What is caster?

Caster is defined as the forward or rearward tilt of the steering axis as compared to a vertical line and viewed from the side.  Caster is […]
August 21, 2012

What is camber?

Camber is defined as the inward or outward tilt of the wheel at the top as viewed from the front.  Camber is measured in degrees; a […]
August 21, 2012

What is turning angle or toe-out on turns?

Turning angle also referred to as toe-out on turns, describes the difference in side to side steer angles of the front wheels as the vehicle turns.  […]
August 21, 2012

What causes, and how do I fix steering wheel vibration or shimmy.

Vibration and all shimmy at the steering wheel may be commonly traced to wheel or tire conditions.  When diagnosing wheel vibrations we begin by inspecting the condition of […]
August 21, 2012

What causes my vehicle to pull right or left?

Large side to side differences in front camber can cause unwanted steering forces which may lead to a pull.  When camber is zero, no steering forces […]
August 21, 2012

What is bumpsteer?

Bumpsteer, a condition that allows road irregularities to steer the vehicle, is normally caused by misalignment of the steering system. For example, on parallelogram linkage, the […]
August 21, 2012

What cause a vehicle’s aligment to change?

Accurate wheel alignment does not last the life of your car. In fact you could leave our facility today and an innocent hit to a curb […]
 

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