Wheel Alignment

Wheel Alignment in Yelm, WA

Recognizing the Need for a Wheel Alignment

Suspension Angles

The term “wheel alignment” is used to describe the correct positioning of your vehicle’s wheels in relation to the road. This includes the alignment of the wheels with each other and the adjustment of the suspension system. It is important to ensure proper wheel alignment to ensure optimal performance and safety while driving. Some cars only need a front wheel alignment, while others need to calibrate all 4 wheels. For help restoring your vehicle’s suspension angles to the manufacturer’s acceptable tolerances, entrust it to the ASE-certified technician at Emerald Car Care in Yelm, Washington. You’ll find us easy to find at 10615 Bald Hill Road SE Yelm, WA 98597. That’s just off 507, and it’s across the street from the AMPM Convenient Store (close to Tractor Supply). Our military veterans turned mechanics team is here Monday - Thursday 8 am to 6 pm Friday 8 am to 5 pm. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can make an appointment online or by calling (360) 458-1421.

When It’s Time for an Alignment

Although it’s best practice to have us check your vehicle’s wheel alignment periodically, certain signs should definitely prompt you to visit Emerald Car Care. For example, if your vehicle pulls to one side when you’re actively trying to steer straight ahead, you likely have a wheel alignment issue. Also, you may notice that your steering wheel doesn’t seem to be straight. More specifically, it may not return to the center as expected when the suspension angles are off. Another tell-tale sign may be a high-pitched noise (almost like humming, only higher)coming from the tires as you drive. You might also notice odd noises as you steer (particularly around sharp curves or corners). Finally, you may see an uneven pattern of tread wear and tear on your tires. This is almost always a sign of poor wheel alignment. The resulting intermittent contact causes some spots to wear more than others. Regardless of what you notice or whether your car is 2WD or 4WD, we’re here to help you overcome your wheel alignment challenges.

Exceptional Customer Care

The experienced technicians at Emerald Car Care accurately perform wheel alignments according to your car or truck’s needs. We also provide exceptional customer care for you. We enjoy communicating with you about your vehicle, letting you know what is needed and why that’s important. Once you authorize service, we can usually offer quick turnaround times. While you’re onsite, take advantage of our complimentary wifi. When leaving your vehicle with us, you can come by during regular business hours or use our after-hours drop-off/pick-up procedures. We accept various payment methods, so choose the one that’s most convenient for you. Moreover, you can feel confident knowing that repairs are backed by an 18-month/18,000-mile warranty. Come experience wheel alignment in a family-oriented atmosphere where we treat your vehicle as if it were our own.