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Schmidt Auto Care

285a Hiawatha Trail
Springboro, OH 45066

Welcome to Schmidt Auto Care | Springboro, OH

You hit the road with a full tank of gas, windows down, and radio volume up. Your hands are at ten-and-two when you notice a weird feeling — why is the steering wheel shaking? Is it the bass from the stereo? An earthquake? Did the road suddenly turn into cobblestone?

Probably not. The likely culprit? Your car's wheels are in desperate need of an alignment.

Improper wheel alignment leads to a number of problems, including poor handling and severe tire wear.

So, how much is a wheel alignment? Great question. Before diving into the cost, here's everything you need to know about getting your wheels' alignment back on track:

Wheel Alignment 101: What Is It?

Let's say you run over a giant pothole while driving. (Who hasn't?) Most times, the only outcome is an incredibly annoyed driver; other times, it throws your car's suspension out of whack. This alters the angles of the wheels, disrupting their alignment to one another and the surface of the road.

To fix this, a mechanic will adjust different suspension angles:

  • Camber: The angle of the wheels when looking at the front of the car straight-on.
  • Toe: The angle of the front of the wheel in relation to the back of the wheel.
  • Caster: The angle of the steering axis when looking at the wheel straight-on from the side of the car.

Proper alignment ensures better handling and improves gas mileage since the car isn't working as hard to get from A to B.

Signs Your Wheels Need an Alignment

If the wheel alignment is off, your car will let you know. Here are some common indicators:

The Tire Wear is Uneven

Take a look at your tires — if one has more wear than the others, it's likely the wheels need an alignment.

The Steering Feels Loose

If your car has a delayed response when turning the steering wheel, it's time to have it checked out. This can be very dangerous since you're unable to control the vehicle properly. (Especially with winter coming!)

The Car Pulls to One Side

Does it feel like your car is yanking you to one side while driving? It's probably an alignment issue. If the vehicle veers to one side after removing your hands from the wheel, grab hold of it and steer directly to a mechanic.

The Steering Wheel Vibrates

If your hands are shaking on the wheel, a trip to the shop may be in order. A vibrating steering wheel isn't just a sign of misaligned wheels — it's also really aggravating.

Okay, So How Much Is a Wheel Alignment?

Since there are different types of alignments, the costs vary.

A front-end alignment (adjusting the front two wheels only) will generally cost you anywhere from $50 to $75. A four-wheel alignment (for all-wheel-drive vehicles) runs between $100 to $150 on average.

The total cost is dependent on other factors as well, such as the warranty length, make and model of the car, and labor costs.

We're Here to Straighten Out Your Car Problems (Literally)

Need a wheel alignment? Schmidt Auto Care is here to provide it! (Of course, we offer a variety of other services too.)

We use the latest precision alignment tools to ensure your car receives the highest-quality treatment. How much is a wheel alignment with us? Contact us today to find out!

A wheel alignment can improve your car's handling and reduce tire wear, but how much is a wheel alignment from a trusted shop?

You hit the road with a full tank of gas, windows down, and radio volume up. Your hands are at ten-and-two when you notice a weird feeling — why is the steering wheel shaking? Is it the bass from the stereo? An earthquake? Did the road suddenly turn into cobblestone?

Probably not. The likely culprit? Your car's wheels are in desperate need of an alignment.

Improper wheel alignment leads to a number of problems, including poor handling and severe tire wear.

So, how much is a wheel alignment? Great question. Before diving into the cost, here's everything you need to know about getting your wheels' alignment back on track:

Wheel Alignment 101: What Is It?

Let's say you run over a giant pothole while driving. (Who hasn't?) Most times, the only outcome is an incredibly annoyed driver; other times, it throws your car's suspension out of whack. This alters the angles of the wheels, disrupting their alignment to one another and the surface of the road.

To fix this, a mechanic will adjust different suspension angles:

  • Camber: The angle of the wheels when looking at the front of the car straight-on.
  • Toe: The angle of the front of the wheel in relation to the back of the wheel.
  • Caster: The angle of the steering axis when looking at the wheel straight-on from the side of the car.

Proper alignment ensures better handling and improves gas mileage since the car isn't working as hard to get from A to B.

Signs Your Wheels Need an Alignment

If the wheel alignment is off, your car will let you know. Here are some common indicators:

The Tire Wear is Uneven

Take a look at your tires — if one has more wear than the others, it's likely the wheels need an alignment.

The Steering Feels Loose

If your car has a delayed response when turning the steering wheel, it's time to have it checked out. This can be very dangerous since you're unable to control the vehicle properly. (Especially with winter coming!)

The Car Pulls to One Side

Does it feel like your car is yanking you to one side while driving? It's probably an alignment issue. If the vehicle veers to one side after removing your hands from the wheel, grab hold of it and steer directly to a mechanic.

The Steering Wheel Vibrates

If your hands are shaking on the wheel, a trip to the shop may be in order. A vibrating steering wheel isn't just a sign of misaligned wheels — it's also really aggravating.

Okay, So How Much Is a Wheel Alignment?

Since there are different types of alignments, the costs vary.

A front-end alignment (adjusting the front two wheels only) will generally cost you anywhere from $50 to $75. A four-wheel alignment (for all-wheel-drive vehicles) runs between $100 to $150 on average.

The total cost is dependent on other factors as well, such as the warranty length, make and model of the car, and labor costs.

We're Here to Straighten Out Your Car Problems (Literally)

Need a wheel alignment? Schmidt Auto Care is here to provide it! (Of course, we offer a variety of other services too.)

We use the latest precision alignment tools to ensure your car receives the highest-quality treatment. How much is a wheel alignment with us? Contact us today to find out!

Lauralee Schmidt
Schmidt Auto CareAuto Repair Shop in Springboro, OH

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285a Hiawatha Trail, Springboro, OH 45066937-514-7860contactus@schmidtautocare.com
Mon:8:00am - 7:00pm
Tue:8:00am - 7:00pm
Wed:8:00am - 7:00pm
Thu:8:00am - 7:00pm
Fri:Closed
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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