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Total Vehicle Alignment

A vehicle not in proper alignment affects every aspect of operating costs per mile. The reason being vehicle alignment settings serve a variety of functions in vehicle operation and affect such things as handling, steerability, stability, performance and safety. With improper vehicle alignment, the two largest maintenance expenditures — tires and fuel — will suffer the most.

On an improperly aligned vehicle, the tires will scrub across the pavement, increasing rolling resistance. Because of the lateral forces, not only is more horsepower required to move the same load, (which directly impacts fuel consumption) but tire life is reduced, resulting in more frequent {continued…}