Automotive Suspension Repair and Wheel Alignment Services

Your automobile’s suspension system must be able to absorb bumps smoothly and steer properly, which requires a fully functioning suspension system with proper wheel alignment.

At American Pride Automotive, we service both conventional suspension systems with shock absorbers and strut-based systems typical of many front-wheel-drive cars.

Maintaining proper wheel alignment extends the life of your tires, ensures a more comfortable ride and provides significantly better gas mileage. Indications that your vehicle requires suspension or alignment services include excessive or uneven tire wear, an off-center steering wheel or steering wheel “shimmy,” or a feeling that the car is pulling to the left or right, or “wandering.”

Wheel Alignment

Two common types of wheel alignment are performed on today’s automobiles—all-wheel thrust angle alignment and, for vehicles with adjustable rear suspensions, all-wheel full-adjustable alignment.

American Pride Automotive offers a complete computerized wheel alignment service using the latest state-of-the-art equipment to ensure precision and accuracy.

Our ASE-certified technicians perform a complete steering and suspension system inspection with every alignment. By replacing worn suspension parts you regain steering control and handling, keeping your car ride safe and smooth.

Recommended alignment intervals:

  • Every 8,000 miles or six months
  • Alignment is recommended after the first 2,000 miles for new vehicles
  • After a purchase of new tires
  • After a collision or accident
  • After hitting a large pothole
  • With installation of new suspension or steering parts
  • Following a trans-axle repair on front-wheel-drive cars

American Pride Automotive’s Alignment services Include:

Alignment Check:

  • Inspect steering and suspension system, including tire condition and air pressure
  • Put vehicle on alignment rack, mount and compensate sensors, print out alignment readings

Standard Alignment:

  • All-wheel thrust angle or full adjustable alignment
  • Inspect steering and suspension system, including tire condition and air pressure
  • Put vehicle on alignment rack, mount and compensate sensors
  • Print out initial alignment readings
  • Adjust alignment angles to manufacturer’s specifications
  • Print out final alignment readings to verify alignment is within specifications
  • Road-test vehicle

Plus Alignment:

  • Standard alignment service
  • Perform a four-wheel tire rotation
  • Balance all four tires on our state-of-the-art computerized balancing equipment

Replace worn steering or suspension parts as follows:

  • Ball joints
  • Bushings
  • Sway bar links
  • Center links
  • Idler arms/Pitman arms
  • Rack and pinion units
  • Tie-rod ends/sleeves
  • CV joints/boots
  • CV axle half shafts
  • Shock absorbers
  • MacPherson struts/cartridges