Why get a wheel alignment?

It is very important to get a wheel alignment done after you have new tires fitted. Correct wheel alignment is a major factor in maximizing the life you get out of your tires. Therefore, we believe that you should probably have your alignment checked:

  • When fitting new tires.
  • Every twelve months or 12,000 KMs/7,456 miles (whichever comes first).
  • After accident repairs, or replacement of any steering or suspension parts.


Driving a car with correct wheel alignment will:

  • Allow you to save more fuel in the long run.
  • Enhance your car’s handling, particularly cornering.
  • Reduce driver fatigue.
  • Save excessive uneven and premature tire wear.


There are signs that you need to be aware of encase your wheels are not properly aligned. The following signs will mostly likely mean that your car needs a wheel alignment:

  •  If your car is hard to keep in a straight line when driving.
  •  If you feel excessive road shock through the steering wheel.
  •  If the steering wheel doesn’t return to center.
  •  If you notice irregular tire wear – on the front or on the rear tires.
  •  If you must exert great force when trying to steer.

Just north and south of the Huntington Beach Pier are some well defined sandbars that shift throughout the year with the different swells. Southside of the Pier is often a popular destination during the summer for good surf, but the Northside can be just as well during the winter. Around the Pier it all depends on the swell and the sandbars. Shortboard is your best option for surfing around the Pier. South Huntington Beach, also known as Huntington State Beach, is where all the south swells impact the coastline. Huntington State Beach is operated by the State of California, Department of Parks & Recreation, and Huntington State Beach Lifeguards.[41] This beach is very wide with plenty of sand. Sandbars dramatically shift during the spring, summer and fall seasons, thus creating excellent surf conditions with a combination South/West/Northwest swell. Due to the Santa Ana River jetties located at the southernmost end of the beach, large sandbars extend across and upcoast, forcing swells to break extremely fast and hollow. Best seasons for surfing at this beach is the summer and fall. The best option for surfing in this area is a shortboard.Huntington Beach is also a popular destination for kite surfing, and this sport can be viewed on the beach northwest of the pier.

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