AWD Alignment Service

Four-Wheel Alignment for You VW in Jordan, UT

Four-wheel alignment refers to adjusting the suspension in all-four of your tires. A four-wheel alignment is typically required on all-wheel-drive (AWD) vehicles that have independent suspension.



Four-Wheel Alignment vs. Two-Wheel Adjustment

The different types of alignment performed on today’s vehicle are front wheel alignment, 4-wheel alignment, and thrust angle alignment.

  • Front-wheel alignment is needed by front-wheel drive (FWD) cars with a solid rear axle. However, it’s still necessary to make sure all four wheels are lined up, i.e., that the two front wheels are directly in front of their respective rear wheels.
  • If you have a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) car you’re probably wondering why we didn’t mention rear wheel alignment. Well, that’s because your front wheels may be just as out of alignment as your rear ones, so the best wheel alignment for you would be a four-wheel alignment.
  • Four-wheel alignment is needed for all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles with an adjustable rear suspension. And since its goal is to restore all four corners to factory specification, the rear angles are measured and, if necessary, adjusted, and then the front.


    What Effect Does Loss of Alignment Have on Your Vehicle

    Wheels lose their alignment so subtly, as a result of the road’s slings and arrows, that it’s hard to notice. However, your vehicle will. It will use more fuel as it struggles with the road. Your tires will either wear out faster or show uneven wear. You’ll feel more of the bumps in the road, and most serious of all, it will not steer accurately, pulling to the left or right instead. However, these are easy fixes when you have a 4-wheel alignment performed.

    The Benefits of a Proper Wheel Alignment

    An alignment improves the safety of your vehicle. Since it corrects the line up of the wheels, and by extension, the tires, all four will be in contact with the road so they will respond to your steering. And since it will no longer be compensating for the inaccuracies of being out of alignment, your fuel economy will improve. And of course, so will the ride. It will be much smoother. And your wallet will appreciate it too since your tires will last longer.

    How Often Should I Have My Wheels Aligned

    Manufacturer commendations vary as to how often a wheel alignment is needed. On the light side, some car makers recommend at least every two to three years. Others are warier, saying once a year. The best thing is to check your owner’s manual or have it inspected if you have recently hit a particularly fearsome pothole or misjudged how close you were to a curb. And ditto if you drive on some of the rough roads out near West Jordan or West Valley City.

    If You Drive A Volkswagen

    Speaking of West Jordan or West Valley City, if you’re a Volkswagen South Towne customer, ask your service manager the next time you schedule a service at our South Jordan dealership. And rest assured that the best place for a Volkswagen four-wheel alignment in the Salt Lake City / Sandy UT area, is Volkswagen South Towne in South Jordan. Not only are all our technicians factory-certified, but we use only Volkswagen approved measuring technology and tools, and all the parts we use are OEM. And before you leave, your car will undergo a complimentary multi-point inspection.

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    Volkswagen SouthTowne

    11000 Frontage Rd,
    South Jordan, UT 84095

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