Proper Volkswagen wheel alignment is essential to the safe, smooth operation of your vehicle over the long term. An improperly aligned vehicle leads to unusual tire wear patterns and accelerated wear, increasing your tire budget and the possibility of experiencing an emergency repair on the road. When you need a wheel alignment in Wellesley, look no further than Wellesley Volkswagen. We are easily accessed by our local customers and welcome visitors from Natick, Needham, Newton, and Framingham.
In a wheel alignment service, our certified technicians adjust various settings on your car to ensure the wheels sit properly in relation to various points on the vehicle and to each other. Picture the wobbly wheel on a cartoon car and how it impacts handling. An actual wheel alignment problem is typically much more subtle but provides the same effect to a lesser degree. A variety of factors, including driving on rough roads, hitting potholes, or driving off curbs with a sharp incline too fast, can impact your alignment.
There are multiple suspension angles for your vehicle. These are known professionally as toe, thrust, camber and caster. Our certified technicians examine the wheel position when compared to other things. These include the front of the car, an imaginary center line of the car and the other wheels. An inspection also looks at if the wheel is turned too far in or too far out. In an alignment inspection, all of these points are reviewed. Your tires are also examined to determine if they are contributing to an alignment problem or were damaged by a pre-existing alignment issue.
Two-wheel alignments are most commonly used on vehicles that are front-wheel drive. In these vehicles, additional components, such as a solid rear axle, limit alignment issues. In the two-wheel version of an alignment, only the front two tires are adjusted.Learn More
A four-wheel alignment looks at all four tires on a car, truck or SUV and includes adjustments, when necessary, for each wheel. During the service visit, the vehicle is elevated and linked to a computer capable of using precise measurements to assess your alignment and adjust it back to manufacturer-recommended levels.Learn More
The certified technicians at Wellesley Volkswagen are well-versed in standard repair procedures for your Volkswagen specifically and prepared to follow all manufacturer specifications. We have state-of-the-art equipment and a well-managed facility ready to tackle complex and simple issues. It's easy to schedule an appointment online, and we make visit day convenient with complimentary Wi-Fi and complimentary beverages. When you need to leave your car, take advantage of courtesy shuttle, courtesy loaners or rental car availability to continue on with your day while we focus on repairs.