Alignment & Balancing

Signs Your Vehicle Needs a Wheel Alignment

There are a few indicators to let you know that your vehicle needs a wheel alignment. Ask yourself these questions if you’re unsure whether it’s time for an alignment:

  • Is your vehicle pulling to the left or right?
  • Is your steering wheel off centre when driving straight?
  • Is your steering wheel vibrating excessively?
  • Do your tires have uneven tread wear?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, book an appointment for a wheel alignment as soon as possible.


Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Get a Wheel Alignment

Driving a vehicle that is safe and well-maintained protects you, your passengers and everyone else on the road. Not having your wheels aligned regularly can lead to your tires having uneven wear and becoming bald. This drastically affects their effectiveness, which in turn, makes your vehicle unsafe. It also wears down tires faster, which means you’ll have to spend more money to replace your tires more frequently.

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The Three Parts of an Alignment

When your mechanic is checking your wheel alignment, there are three things they are looking at:
    • Camber – This is the outward or inward angle of the wheel when viewed from the above . Too much inward or outward tilt is a sign that your vehicle needs a wheel alignment. Toe – This is the extent to which your wheels turn inward and outward when looked at from the front of the vehicle. Again, too much of a turn inward or outward indicates a problem.
    • Toe – This is the extent to which your wheels turn inward and outward when looked at from above. Again, too much of a turn inward or outward indicates a problem.
    • Caster – The caster angle helps balance stability, steering and cornering. This is the steering angle of your wheels when viewed from the side.


Basically wheel alignment should be done while installing new tires. You can ask your mechanic for the details as your mechanic will inspect your vehicle annually. For more details you can refer to the owner’s manual. The wheel alignment is usually off because of off road driving or if you hit a curb or a pothole . Check the alignment every time when suspension repair is done. Wheel Alignment in Saskatoon.

If your car has wider tires or if you own sports cars from brands like Audi, BMW, Nissan or others, you should often check for the wheel alignment.

Wheel alignment is all about checking & adjusting the alignment of your wheels for better performance. Your tires must be aligned for good grip on the road and also for the efficiency and mileage.  

If you want to know more about all the wheel alignment stuff then go check out this link of Wikipedia. Wheel Alignment Wikipedia

At Harry’s Auto Service, We first get your vehicle placed on the alignment rack. After placing your vehicle on the rack, we mount some special sensors on your vehicle . Now, the computer will measure the alignment of the vehicle with the help of the sensor & compares the result with the vehicle specifications.

Based on the resulted measurements, our technician will change the wheel angles that can be adjusted as the specifications require.
Usually the wheel alignment job work is around 40-45 minutes.  Wheel Alignment is basically checking all the directions of all the tires and correct them if it is wrong.  A very little miss aligned tire can cause a lot bigger issues.

You might here terms like toe out, toe in, negative camber or positive camber, but still it is not that complex and safe to get it done every time of period.

What does the out of country inspection involve?

The out of country inspection takes 2-3 hours including the time for paperwork. It is a comprehensive mechanical and electrical fitness inspection. We inspect fuel systems along with exhaust system, all electricals, braking, oil changes, driveline, suspension, systems, wiring and lights, glass, tires, braking, engine, wipers & defrosters. The frame and vehicle body are inspected for evidence of poorly repaired collision damage. The standards to pass the inspection are set out by the Government of Saskatoon and Harry’s Auto Service expert technicians follow the Government requirments excatly as they are said. You can check About Us.
It’s DANGEROUS and If you drive with bad wheel alignment then it a lot costly than driving with aligned wheels. As you drive with misaligned wheels, the tires are going to wear out quickly than the time period and and is not efficient of the pocket of yours as well on the fuel efficiency.

It is DANGEROUS because with misaligned wheels, they will go out of the lane or the steering the vehicle will not be smooth. Uneven tire wear can lead to no traction on the road at all. Taking care of your alignments is your responsibility to take care of your life. Sometimes bad alignment can put you in a stressful situations.

We at Harry’s Auto Service provide the quality auto repair services, of which wheel alignment is the one. Of you need a wheel alignment service then give us a call on 306-931-2315. Or you can request quote or make an appointment to us. You will get a call in less than in an hour if it is full a working day.

The process of placing weights on your wheel rim using specialized equipment to ensure each of your wheels is balanced. Wheel balance refers to the proper distribution of weight around a revolving tire and wheel assembly.

Balancing greatly minimizes the “wobble” effect which causes your steering wheel to vibrate typically at high speeds. Continued vibration will eventually cause wear and premature replacement of your tires, suspension, alignment and steering components.

When you (i) rotate your tires (ii) purchase new tires (iii) experience steering wheel vibrations.




The Check Engine light — more formally is a signal from the car’s engine computer that something is wrong.

Proper braking is essential in any vehicle. We help you with brake inspections & related brake pats repairs.

Regular oil changes are essentials for better engine life. Oil changes, filter changes & examinations.

Tough roads can hurt your tires. Get your flat tire & blowouts repaired and tires aligned  & balanced in no time.

We can help you identify problems with your engine, engine light diagnostics, and rebuilding services.

Transmission fluid leaks, noisy transmission, clutch issues, hard shifting  and other repairs of gears.