Alignment services are based on the needs and design of each vehicle. Modern front-wheel drive vehicles need occasional alignment adjustments to the front wheels, four-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicles need front and rear alignment service. It's no different for Nissan alignment Junction City, KS, has the good fortune of hosting a reputable dealer, Briggs Nissan, in Manhattan to service Nissan vehicles and other makes as needed for routine alignment services. The basic service involves placing the vehicle on a lift in our shop, then our technicians used specialized tools to measure and adjust the alignment according to the original engineering specifications.
Vehicles need alignment services because there are moving parts in the suspension between the wheels and the structural frame. Over time, those parts move enough to get stuck outside of their ideal position. That ideal position is determined by an engineer who understands the math and physics behind transferring power from the engine to the road, and understands how to balance such a concept with passenger comfort. There are also years of experience and feedback from professional technicians and drivers that allow the design to be best suited for the vehicle's needs, as it is intended to be used.
The first thing that happens as the wheels become misaligned is the vehicle's gas mileage decreases. Unfortunately, such a symptom often goes unrecognized or can be caused by a number of other maintenance issues the vehicle needs to have addressed. The most common and easily recognized sign of wheel alignment services needed is the vehicle won't hold a straight line during regular driving. If the steering wheel is centered while driving down a straight road, the vehicle should easily drive straight down the road. When the driver has to actively adjust by steering either left or right to maintain a straight path, the alignment is off. As part of alignment service, the technician will check a few other systems in the vehicle which can potentially cause similar symptoms, but it's almost always going to be an alignment problem.
For wheel alignment near Junction City service or any other maintenance and repairs your car might need, give us a call at Briggs Nissan in Manhattan, KS, and serving the surrounding area extending toward Junction City. Our technicians are professionally trained and informed, we offer a full-service shop to take care of any needs your car might have.