Joe's Garage Inc performs wheel alignment near Southampton NY including four wheel alignment on import and domestic autos, car wheel alignment, SUV wheel alignment, light truck wheel alignment, van wheel alignment, 4x4 wheel alignment, and all-wheel-drive wheel alignment.
Joe's Garage Inc can solve your wheel alignment problems. And our wheel alignment cost is very affordable.
Joe's Garage Inc has been doing wheel alignment on Long Island NY since 1983. We have the experience to do your wheel alignment correctly - on any vehicle – new or classic, small or big, family van, sports car to trucks, even RV's. We can handle vehicles up to 18,000 lbs GVW.
Wheel alignment service is a major part of Joe's Garage Inc suspension services. We have provided wheel alignment service since day one and continue to invest in the latest high tech wheel alignment equipment and training.
Wheel Alignment Benefits
Why do a wheel alignment?
Maximize tire life by having your wheel alignment checked and adjusted every year. With the very expensive, specialized tires required on many of today's vehicles you want to squeeze out every last mile for maximum tire value.
Decreased suspension wear: Routine wheel alignment also decreases wear of expensive suspension parts.
Maximize fuel economy with yearly wheel alignments. If you have ever had shopping cart with a miss-aligned wheel you know how difficult it can be to push. Your vehicle is the same and will burn more fuel to push against wheel alignment problems. A vehicle with correctly aligned wheels will have the least rolling resistance and burn less fuel.
Vehicle safety: want a safe vehicle? One that drives straight, does not wander, and goes where you want it to? With today's busy roads it is important that your vehicle does not drift into the path of other vehicles and is controllable in emergency situations.
What We Do
Our combination of the latest high tech equipment, the best ASE Certified Technicians, and Joe's 40+ years experience offers you unbeatable value and a wheel alignment done right - guaranteed!
Our wheel alignment service includes:
Road Test before and after any adjustments;
Inspection of steering and suspension components: struts and shocks, springs, bushings, ball joints, control arms, tie rods, tires, wheels, wheel bearings, stabilizers, power steering system, mounts, axles, & frame;
Check and adjust tire pressure;
Measuring alignment angles;
Alignment adjustments (depending on alignment service purchased)*;
*NOTE: Wheel alignment adjustment is not included in a basic alignment inspection and measurement.
Our Wheel Alignment Service Details:
Road Test Before and After
We take the time to drive your vehicle to check how it steers and rides - before and after. A before and after test drive allows us to verify a problem and then check that it has been corrected. It’s just part of our quality control and what we do.
We do a through inspection of steering and suspension parts and tires. Worn or damaged parts and tire problems make it impossible to correctly perform a wheel alignment. We know how to check the steering and suspension components correctly. Our extensive wheel alignment experience has taught us what amount of part wear is allowable, and when parts need replacement. Inexperience may lead to unnecessary and expensive part replacement. You get value and savings from our long term wheel alignment experience.
Do you need a four wheel alignment, or just a front end alignment? Even if just doing a front wheel alignment we always check the alignment of all four wheels before making any adjustments. Since the rear wheels also affect how your vehicle steers and handles it is essential to check that the rear wheel alignment is also correct. It's the correct way to a wheel alignment, and what we do.
We make adjustments to bring your vehicle's alignment back to factory designed specifications providing you with safe steering, decreased tire wear, optimum fuel economy, and a comfortable ride. *NOTE: Alignment adjustment on some vehicles will require additional cost.
It’s your vehicle so it should drive and handle to your satisfaction. Although we tend to be more particular than most shops, we will always do our best to provide your complete satisfaction. Check out our Feedback customer satisfaction policy.
Be careful when shopping wheel alignment price alone. Wheel alignment has an effect on vehicle safety so it needs to be done correctly. Make sure the alignment shop is doing all the steps required for a quality wheel alignment that meets factory specifications. Also check that technician is licensed and certified.
Contact us for a free wheel alignment estimate.
Our high tech computerized Wheel Alignment machine can save you money. The fast setup and measurement it provides allows us to produce a high quality wheel alignment with precise accuracy which provides you with wheel alignment cost saving.
Wheel alignment price varies with the type of vehicle and vehicle condition. Vehicle rust from winter road conditions on Long Island, and old vehicle age, can add to alignment cost. We always inform you of any problems we discover during our pre-alignment inspection.
Joe's Garage Inc has been doing computerized 4 wheel alignment in Southampton NY since 1983. With such an extensive alignment history we know how to do a wheel alignment right. And at a competitive wheel alignment price in Southampton NY.
Vehicle technology has changed dramatically over the last 45+ years and we invest in the latest technology and training to provide you with the best wheel alignment available.
Wheel Alignment FAQ
What Is A Wheel Alignment?
A wheel alignment is a procedure to inspect, measure, and adjust all the steering and suspension parts that allow you to maneuver and control your vehicle. Joe's Garage Inc has the latest wheel alignment technology and skills to keep your vehicle rolling straight & true. Using lasers & wheel mounted sensors we are able to consistently perform very accurate wheel alignments.
Wheel alignments are typically separated into two services: an inspection and measurement of wheel alignment settings; an adjust of the settings if needed.
How often should you get a wheel alignment?
A wheel alignment measurement inspection should be done once a year, especially if you drive the vehicle on rough or winter roads. We recommend doing a wheel alignment in the spring after the risk of hitting a curb in the slippery snow covered roads or those nasty winter pot holes! If you drive less than 25k miles per year you could stretch a wheel alignment measurement to every other year.
Your vehicle’s steering and suspension play an important role in the safety of your vehicle. The steering and suspension system, together with tires, determine how your car will ride and handle.
How do I know if I need a wheel alignment?
If you notice a change in how your vehicle steers or handles you should get a wheel alignment inspection immediately. Normally wheel alignment gradually changes with normal wear and drivers don't notice these minor changes. If there is a sudden change in how your vehicle steers you may have a serious safety issue.
The other reason to get a wheel alignment is when you buy new tires. A wheel alignment problem can destroy new tires very quickly. Also, new tire guarantees require a wheel alignment check.
Wheel alignment inspection & measurement should be done as a routine maintenance, when you buy new tires, or when you notice a steering problem.
The two biggest clues that a wheel alignment is needed are when the steering wheel is not centered, or your vehicle pulls to one side.
Another indicator of a wheel alignment problem is abnormal tire wear. Uneven tire wear like feathering or cupping are signs your vehicle needs a wheel alignment.
A wheel alignment is also highly recommend when new tires are installed. A wheel alignment will help protect your investment in new tires and make sure they do not wear out quicker than they should.
Do you do Performance Wheel Alignments?
- Yes. Our high tech wheel alignment machine fits virtually any wheel up to 24" without the worry of damage. It will handle most over-sized tires. We can perform performance wheel alignments and custom wheel alignments, including most lowered vehicles, to customer's specifications for obstacle courses or road courses such as Road America races, etc.
Why does a wheel alignment cost more on some vehicles?
Wheel alignment on some vehicles is simply easier and faster to perform. For example a 4WD vehicle wheel alignment is more complex and time consuming than a simple rear wheel drive vehicle. Large, heavy trucks or RV's can also more difficult and time consuming to work on.
Some vehicles have previous collision damage that makes alignment difficult and more complex. Some damaged vehicles will need additional special parts or modification to compensate for crash damage and perform a correct wheel alignment.
Rust damage causes a wheel alignment to take more time or even require heavily damaged parts to be replaced before a wheel alignment can be completed.
Often a price for a wheel alignment adjustment can not be quoted until the vehicle is inspected or the work begins (e.g. collision damage or excessively worn parts are found).
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Normal Wear and Tear
Factors that affect suspension wear and wheel alignment include:
- Vehicle type;
- Driving habits;
- Road conditions;
- Operating conditions;
- Type of steering and suspension system;
- Frequency of regular maintenance such as chassis lubrication and wheel alignment.
Steering and suspension components normally wear out over time and gradually affect wheel alignment. Each part has a wear limit which is inspected at each wheel alignment inspection. How long suspension and steering components last depends on the type of vehicle, how and where it is operated, and if regular maintenance has been done. Regular wheel alignment inspection and maintenance are critical to maintain vehicle safety and decrease long term repair costs.
Alignment, Steering, & Suspension
Wheel alignment involves both the suspension and steering systems. The suspension system connects the wheels to your vehicle's frame or body. The steering system allows the driver to control the direction of the vehicle.
When working properly, the suspension system also smooths out road bumps and pot-holes and helps maintain vehicle stability and control. The steering system transmits your input from the steering wheel to the steering components to control the vehicle’s direction. It is recommended to have a suspension, steering, and alignment inspection once per year.
Steering and Suspension Wear Symptoms
Uneven tire wear;
"Loose" steering feeling;
Noise and vibration while cornering;
Wandering or poor directional stability.
Common Tire Wear Causes
Tire wear resulting from wheel alignment problem. Usually caused by suspension and steering part wear or damage caused by impact or collision. The inside or outside of tire is worn off at a very noticeable angle.
Tire wear caused by over inflation (tire pressure too high). The middle section of tire tread is forced outward by excess pressure and wears at higher rate than outside edges.
Tire wear caused by under inflation (low tire pressure). The most common tire problem we see during our Vehicle Inspection service! Under inflated tires can not support weight of vehicle forcing middle section of tire tread inward causing excess wear of both outside edges of tire tread.
Tire wear caused due to needing shock absorber replacement or suspension strut replacement, or incorrect tire balancing. Worn patches on tire caused by the tire bouncing on rough road creating high stress and excessive tire wear. Caused by either incorrect tire balance, worn shock absorbers, or worn suspension struts. Often out of balance tires cause shock or struts to wear prematurely which amplifies tire bounce and high tire wear.
Please contact us for advice on wheel alignment service.
Joe's Garage Inc
1426 North Sea Road
Southampton, NY 11968