Proper Wheel Alignment
Is Important For Your Safety!
Looking at the tires from the front of the vehicle, the tilt at the top of the tire represents the camber angle.Too much tilt in either direction will result in either inside or outside edge wear on the tire.
Looking at the tires from the side of the vehicle and drawing a straight line from the upper ball joint to the lower ball joint determines the angle of the caster. Positive caster exists if the top of the angle points towards the rear of the car. Pointing the angle to the front indicates a negative caster. Too much deviation either way causes tracking problems.
Looking straight down on the tires from above, the toe measurement is the difference in distance between the back of the tires and the front. Two tires facing inward will result in a “toes in” condition while tires facing out will be in a “toed out” condition. Either condition will result in rapid tire shoulder wear on both tires.Too much tilt in either direction will result in either inside or outside edge wear on the tire.