Wheel alignment, tire pressure and various other aspects can hugely affect your car’s performance and safety, hence it’s imperative to opt for reliable wheel alignment services in Kelowna. If your car is pulling to one side or making noise at high speeds, let us take a look for improper tread wear. RPM Automotive can smooth out your ride with computerized wheel balancing and alignment. We help extend the life of your tires while protecting you and your family. Our auto repair shop offers a range of services including wheel balance and wheel alignment in Kelowna. If you require wheel alignment in Kelowna or any of our other tire-related services, please get in touch with us.
Tires are a connection between your vehicle and the surface of the road - they are responsible for transmitting the forces of steering and braking to the surface of the road. Overinflated tires result in center tread wear, while the under-inflated ones often have quicker sidewall wear.
Camber is the measure of the degree of perpendicular offset from the road surface. While caster is the angle of your wheel's pivot, which is attached to your suspension, and when this angle is out of alignment, straight tracing is affected. Toe refers to the angle of directional difference between the tire and centerline of the vehicle.
Wheel alignment consists of adjusting the wheels of your vehicle. Adjusting the angles of the wheels to the manufacturer's specifications reduces tire wear, gets better gas mileage and allows the driver not to be continually pulled in one direction when moving.
A Tire pressure monitor or TPM monitors the air pressure in your tires when there is an instance of low tire pressure or if the air pressure drops below the manufacturer's recommended level. It detects and reports the discrepancy by illuminating an indicator light on the dashboard. The TPM system helps increase safety on the road, improves maneuverability, decreases tread wear and improves fuel mileage.
Computerized tire balancing equipment is highly accurate and identifies weight distribution-related problems in your tires. Tires and rims should both maintain equal amounts of weight. If you experience vibration in your steering or pulling from your vehicle in one direction, it could be due to an imbalance in the tires. When balancing your tires, the information received by our computerized wheel balancing machine allows us to apply additional weight to the indicated areas to resolve the issues.
“My daughter's vehicle wouldn't start, and since we live in a different town, we had to make all the arrangements for diagnostics and repairs over the phone. Kevin, who took my call, was very professional. The car was in and out within 24 hours and we even received a text after the fact, with a copy of the courtesy inspection. Thanks for the great service, RPM!”