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  • Our Location

    10741 Woodside Ave
    Santee, CA 92071

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    619-562-4110

  • Monday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Tuesday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wednesday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Thursday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

ALIGNMENT SERVICES

Wheel AlignmentHave you noticed any unusual bald spots on your tires? Does your car seem to drift to the right or left when you take your hands off the steering wheel? Is the steering wheel not centered when your car is moving straight? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, chances are that your wheels are out of alignment.

Signs that you're in need of an alignment:

  • Excessive or uneven tire wear
  • Steering wheel pulls to the left or right
  • Feeling of looseness or wandering
  • Steering wheel is not centered when car is moving straight ahead
  • Steering wheel vibrates or shimmies
Wheel AlignmentCorrectly aligned tires will reduce tire wear, and ensure that your vehicle travels straight and true (without "pulling" to one side), as well as save you money. Your tires should be checked during routine maintenance, but if you notice uneven tire wear or your car is pulling to one side, you should have a qualified automotive technician examine your car. You can trust the technicians at East County Alignment & Brake to thoroughly examine your vehicle's tires and correct the alignment if necessary.

We offer a 3 month/3,000 mile warranty on wheel alignments.

Our alignment services include:

Alignment
Wheel alignment (or simply alignment) is standard car maintenance that involves adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the manufacturer's specifications. A misalignment affects your steering and, eventually, if not repaired, can cause premature tire wear. In addition, a wheel misalignment can decrease your gas mileage, because crooked wheels increase the friction as your tires roll across the pavement. Potholes are a primary cause of misalignment, throwing your car's delicate alignment out of whack. The purpose of a wheel alignment is to let the suspension and the steering systems operate at their desired angles - this reduces tire wear. Alignment is a complicated process and not all mechanics get it right. To have experts handle your car's alignment, visit East County Alignment & Brake.



CONDITION POSSIBLE CAUSES
Front End Shimmy
  • Excessive wheel/rim runout
  • Power steering reaction bracket loose
  • Steering gear box (rack) mount loose
  • Steering gear adjustment loose
  • Tires out of balance
  • Tires out of round
  • Wheel bearings worn or loose
  • Worn steering/suspension components

Hard Steering
  • Ball joint tight or seized
  • Bent steering knuckle or supports
  • Damaged suspension components
  • Front tire pressure low
  • Idler arm bushing too tight
  • Power steering fluid low or belt loose
  • Power steering pump defective
  • Steering gear out of adjustment

Premature Tire Wear
  • Incorrect wheel alignment
  • Incorrect tire inflation
  • Suspension/steering system worn
  • Uneven or sagging springs
  • Improper torsion bar adjustment
  • Power stWorn or defective shocks/struts
  • Tires out of balance

Pulls To One Side
  • Incorrect wheel alignment
  • Incorrect tire inflation
  • Brakes dragging
  • Mismatched tires or Radial Pull
  • Frame bent
  • Control arm bushing worn
  • Power steering valve not centered
  • Broken or sagging springs
  • Uneven sway bar links

Vehicle Wandering
  • Incorrect wheel alignment
  • Incorrect tire inflation
  • Wrong tires for vehicle
  • Worn shock/strut
  • Improper vehicle height
  • Rack & Pinion or steering not positioned correctly
  • Stabilizer bar missing or defective
  • Worn steering components
  • Worn strut rod or control arm bushings
  • Worn suspension components



Alignment Services Offered:
  • 2 and 4 wheel alignments
  • Import and domestic trucks, 2 or 4 wheel drive
  • Motorhomes, Travel and utility trailers (one, two or three axles)
  • Large truck (2/3 axle), 100 ton axle correction equipment
  • Lifted or lowered vehicles
  • Flat racks for lowered vehicles, damage free wheel alignment gauges
  • Rack and pinion rebuilding, steering gear rebuilding
  • Air suspension repair and diagnosis
Our expert technicians with up to 35 years of industry service use our 8 gauging alignment systems and 4 computerized alignment systems to perform wheel alignments on all makes and models of vehicles. East County Alignment & Brake is constantly striving to stay ahead of new vehicle technology and repair procedures. Call us at 619-562-4110 if you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment.

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