Between 70 and 80 percent of heavy duty vehicles on the road today are misaligned!
The transportation industry, as a whole, finds that outsourcing timely, accurate alignment service performed by qualified technicians is difficult to manage. As a result alignment is mostly addressed after the damage has been done. Simply making alignment part of a vehicle or fleet preventive maintenance program allows operators to easily get a handle on this perceived uncontrollable expense.
Down East Tire and Service offers many semi-truck services including alignment.
How Can Wheel Alignment
Benefit Your Operation?
The number one and number two operating expenses in over -the-road transportation are fuel andtires respectively. Both are typically perceived as hard to control. Routine wheel alignment is themost effective way to control tire costs and can impact fuel costs as well. Problems created by misalignment:
• Excessive tire wear
• Increased fuel consumption caused by increased rolling resistance
Improper alignment is a major cause of premature tire wear. Over the years, a properly aligned vehicle can add thousands of miles to tire life. Better Gas Mileage- Gas mileage increases as rolling resistance decreases. Total alignment sets all four wheel parallel which, along with proper inflation, minimizes rolling resistance. Improved Handling- Does your car pull to one side? Does the steering wheel vibrate? Do you constantly have to move the steering wheel to keep your car traveling straight ahead? Many handling problems can be corrected by total alignment. With all the system components aligned properly, road shock is more efficiently absorbed for a smoother ride. Safer Driving- A suspension system inspection is part of our alignment procedure. This allows us to spot worn parts before they cause costly problems.