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ALIGNMENT SERVICES


Correctly aligned tires will reduce tire wear, and ensure that your vehicle travels straight and true (without "pulling" to one side). Your tires should be checked during routine maintenance, but if you notice uneven tire wear or your car is pulling to one side, you should have a qualified automotive technician examine your car. You can trust the technicians at Mike's Auto Repair to thoroughly examine your vehicle's tires and correct the alignment if necessary. Call us at the Lake Geneva location 262-248-3300 or our Elkhorn location at 262-728-3300 if you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment.

Our alignment services include:

Alignment Services
Wheel alignment, a fundamental aspect of regular car maintenance, entails the precise adjustment of wheel angles to align with the manufacturer's specifications. This process ensures that your suspension and steering systems operate at optimal angles, ultimately reducing tire wear. Alignment is a complex task and our skilled experts who excel in this field can guarantee precision and quality.

Alignment FAQs

How long does a full alignment take?

Wheel alignments typically take one hour for both two-wheel and four-wheel drive vehicles. However, excessive wear and tear on suspension components like bushings, track rods, or the system itself can require replacements, extending the service time.

What happens if you wait too long for an alignment?

Tire alignment is crucial for maintaining optimal tire performance and lifespan. Even slight misalignments, undetectable to the naked eye but measurable in tenths of degrees or hundredths of inches, can lead to premature and uneven wear. As time passes, this wear becomes more pronounced, impacting both safety and fuel efficiency. To avoid these issues, regular alignment checks every 6,000 miles are recommended.

What is checked during an alignment?

Three crucial aspects are assessed during a tire alignment inspection: camber, toe, and caster. Camber refers to the angle formed by the vertical axis of the tire and a line perpendicular to the road surface, as viewed from the front. When the top of the tire tilts inwards, creating an "X" shape with the wheels, it's considered negative camber. This can increase wear on the tire's inner edge through increased friction.

Do I need an alignment after replacing tires?

The answer is yes! A proper wheel alignment ensures precise angles between wheels and the road, maximizing tire life, enhancing handling, and distributing wear evenly across the tread. This translates to better fuel efficiency, safer driving, and a more enjoyable ride.

Don't let uneven tire wear diminish the longevity of your tires. Experience a fast and cost-effective tire alignment at our shop in Lake Geneva. Call us today at 262-248-3300 to schedule an appointment.



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reviewiconGTO Alignment
Alignment, near Elkhorn, WI
04/15/2021

Terrific work. Got my 2006 GTO aligned better than 3 other shops that worked on it previously.



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reviewiconHeating and Cooling Services, near Lake Geneva, IL

Great people! We were traveling with my wife, daughter and our 8 year old granddaughter when the car overheated in the afternoon on a hot day. Mike's Auto pulled the best mechanic off another job to analyze the problem, a leaky fitting. They were not able to get the part the same day, but filled the car with a gallon and half of antifreeze and hoped we'd make it home. Here is the part that sets them apart. He wouldn't accept any payment, just shook hands and wished us safe travels. I'm so impressed. I'm 84 and had lost faith in this kind of old school kindness.

, 07/19/2022

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