CAR WHEEL ALIGNMENT SERVICE
Choose Stop & Go to perform your next alignment. Our service packages offer both long and short-term wheel alignment solutions starting from AED300
Stop & Go Computerized Alignment Service Package
Running into potholes left and right? - a chief contributor to the misalignment of your wheels. We have the solutions. Misaligned wheels can diminish the life of your tires by causing rapid and uneven treadwear. Properly aligned wheels improve driver safety, enhance your driving control, increase fuel efficiency and maximize the life of your tyres. Save your tyres before it’s too late.
Your alignment warranty (3-month/5000 kms) to insure against potholes other alignment-compromising road hazards. No problem! Come back and we will fix your alignment for free for as long as your warranty lasts! Don’t let the next pothole ruin your wheel alignment.
The Stop & Go Computerized Alignment Service Package Includes:
- Evaluation of your vehicle's steering and suspension components by a Stop & Go professional technician
- Alignment specifications via detailed computer analysis and computer-generated measurements that restore your vehicle’s alignment to as close to the original factory requirements as mechanically possible *
* Note: If your vehicle requires replacing of suspension parts, it is best to have these repairs completed prior to your alignment
*** Servicing a hybrid vehicle usually requires removal of trunk access panel for power supply access, shut off and reconnection
DOES YOUR CAR NEED AN ALIGNMENT?
Do you find your steering wheel doesn’t track as straight as it used to? Is there a wobble or shimmy at highway speeds you don’t remember experiencing in the past? Or maybe you find yourself adjusting the steering wheel a little too much for your own liking while commuting?
While your problem could be as simple as your wheels coming out of balance, these are all signs that you may need an alignment. An alignment is a regular maintenance procedure on all cars and trucks, and it’s important to keep up to date with them to ensure the safest driving experience.
1. Balancing vs. Alignment
Wheels need to be rebalanced periodically as your tyres wear. Wheels that are out of balance sometimes feel like an alignment issue. Balancing wheels is easy and inexpensive, so it’s one of the first things you should do if you notice a change in your car or truck’s handling. If balancing the wheels makes the problem go away, that’s a good thing. You can wait a little while longer before having an alignment performed. If the problem persists after having your wheels rebalanced, it’s time to take a closer look at the rest of your ride’s chassis. You may also need replacement suspension components before it’s even possible to have the alignment procedure performed.
2. Sudden Impacts
Although an accident is guaranteed to throw your car’s chassis out of alignment, lesser impacts may damage suspension components as well. When suspension components become damaged, your chassis may become misaligned. Unfortunately, the damaged suspension components will need to be replaced before the alignment procedure can be performed.
3. Worn Out Parts
Suspension components wear out and sometimes break down completely under normal operating conditions. These suspension parts that eventually need to be replaced include:
- Ball Joints
- Control Arm Bushings
- Tie-Rod Ends
- Sway Bar Bushings
- Wheel Bearings
- Upper Strut Mounts
4. Check Your Chassis Out
You can check your own suspension components if you have a jack, jack stands, a lug wrench to remove the lug nuts, and a long pry bar. Once you have your car or truck in the air and supported by jack stands, remove the wheels and use the pry bar to check for movement in the suspension.
To check your ball joints, fit the pry bar between the ball joint and the control arm. You shouldn’t feel any wobbling at all. If there’s any movement in the ball joints, tie rod ends, or control arm bushings, those components will need to be replaced before an alignment can be performed.
Many drivers are surprised to find out that they need more than just an alignment. If you suspect your car or truck needs an alignment, you should also plan to have some of your suspension components replaced as well. That way there won’t be any surprises when you bring it in to have the work performed.