AWD stands for all-wheel drive, which provides power to each of the tires on your Ford car, truck, or SUV. AWD can provide maximum traction, which is helpful in inclement weather conditions such as those seen in Maryland during the colder months. It is important to have a four-wheel alignment completed regularly with an AWD vehicle, especially if you suspect your alignment has been thrown off by an accident or minor impact with an object or curb. Get the most out of your AWD by having each of your wheels aligned at a reasonable price at Len Stoler Ford.
The need for alignment is not based on your vehicle's age, but rather on your driving habits and normal wear and tear. Our certified technicians recommend you have an all-wheel alignment performed at least once a year, and potentially more often if you notice any of the following indicators that your Ford’s alignment is off.
If you suspect your Ford car, truck or SUV is out of alignment, we recommend bringing it to our service department so one of our certified technicians can correct it for you. With an AWD vehicle consisting of independent suspensions, you’ll need to get the four-wheel alignment service, as your rear wheels are likely to be just as off as your front wheels. With all-wheel drive alignment, our certified Ford technicians will measure your wheels’ caster, toe, and camber angles, then reset them to the factory specifications for your particular model. Each of these measurements helps align your wheels from different angles to ensure your wheels are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to one another. As opposed to two-wheel alignment, which only adjusts the front wheels, an all-wheel alignment will adjust all four.
If your Ford’s wheels are out of alignment, leaving them be can cause a small problem to escalate quickly. Your tires may need to be prematurely replaced due to the damage misaligned wheels and tires can cause. Bring your Ford to Len Stoler Ford of Owings Mills, and we’ll make sure your steering wheel and tires are lined up when you’re driving straight. Having an all-wheel alignment service performed on your Ford can not only prolong the life of your tires, it can also increase your vehicle’s fuel economy, improve the handling, and create a smoother ride for you and your passengers.
If the steering of your Ford car, truck, or SUV feels a little off, schedule an appointment with our service department today using our convenient online scheduling system. We offer extended hours and Saturday service hours, so you can find a time that works for you. You’ll appreciate the expertise with which our certified technicians can quickly adjust the alignment of your Ford’s wheels. If you live in Owings Mills, Randallstown, Baltimore, Pikesville, or Towson, Maryland, take advantage of our courtesy transportation shuttle and loaner vehicles. If you’d prefer to wait while we align your wheels, you’re welcome to enjoy our free snacks, drinks and coffee, free Wi-Fi, business workstations, and a quiet room. Whether you need to get some work in or prefer to relax for a bit, we’ve got you covered at Len Stoler Ford.Schedule Service