Alignment and Wheel Balancing
Full Throttle Parts uses the latest industry-leading Hunter Engineering alignment and wheel balancing equipment. Our highly-trained staff can provide the services your vehicle is needing.
Hunter Alignment System
The HawkEye Elite® alignment system takes just 90-seconds to print alignment results. Here at Full Throttle our wheel alignment system uses precision cameras to measure the position and orientation of target mounted to each wheel and provide alignment measurements with pinpoint accuracy.
Hunter Wheel Balancer
Full Throttle Parts can service standard and heavy-duty wheels and tires. Our tire balancing machine uses Road Force® Elite to detect non-balance related vibrations and SmartWeight technology to provide the best possible balance. All Hunter wheel balancing equipment optimizes efficiency to keep going on or off road.
Why is proper tire alignment so important?
A WHEEL ALIGNMENT GIVES A SMOOTHER RIDE
When your alignment is off, the car tends to vibrate or shake. By having a certified auto mechanic perform an alignment, they can adjust the angle of the wheels. That way, your wheels are vertical and parallel to each other. This gives they car a much smoother ride, and stops vibrations caused by misaligned wheels.
A WHEEL ALIGNMENT INCREASES GAS MILEAGE
Poor alignment causes decreased gas mileage. Cars that need an alignment tend to pull to one side. That pulling to the side causes cars to travel farther than if the tires traveled straight. Over time, this can add up to several additional miles, especially on long trips. When gas prices go up rapidly, every mile you don't drive counts.
A WHEEL ALIGNMENT GIVES YOU BETTER HANDLING
Tires with proper alignment have better traction. Better contact with the road decreases the turning radius. More traction allows cars to stop quicker and in less distance. Both of these mean that a wheel alignment makes it safer for you and other drivers on the road.
A WHEEL ALIGNMENT INCREASES TIRE LIFE
Poor alignment causes your new tires to wear out faster than they should. Extra wear decreases tire life and costs you money. If you notice your tires are not wearing evenly, visit a certified auto repair center to have your wheel alignment checked.
A WHEEL ALIGNMENT IS NECESSARY FOR SWITCHING TIRES
If you switch from regular tires to snow tires or all-terrain tires, an alignment is required. Because different tires have different sizes and treads, an auto mechanic should align them properly when installed. This allows them to make proper contact with the road.