Commercial Truck Alignment & Balancing
Proper tire alignment and balancing will keep your vehicle on the road longer. Learn more about the importance of this routine maintenance with our frequently asked questions.
Why Is It Important to Check Tire Alignment?
Tire alignment is an essential piece of routine vehicle maintenance. Tires can be worn down as a result of improper alignment and unnecessary stress on the axles, which can negatively impact fuel economy and tire pressure, and shorten your tires' life span. More severe issues can stem from axles that aren't aligned, leading to more frequent repairs and higher repair costs down the line.
How Do You Know if You Need to Check Your Alignment?
Irregular tire wear is the best indicator that the axles are not correctly aligned. Preventing uneven wear can extend the life of your tires. If your commercial vehicle cannot ride straight or the driver reports steering or handling problems, alignment may be a factor. Tire alignment should also be checked if a vehicle has been damaged or whenever components that affect alignment have been replaced.
How Often Do You Need to Check Truck Wheel Alignment?
GCR and the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) recommend checking the alignment of your commercial vehicle between the first 15,000 to 30,000 miles or after the first three months of the vehicle's life — whichever comes first. During this time frame, components affecting alignment are most likely to experience the most change in a new vehicle. After this initial "break-in period," it's recommended to check your truck wheel alignment every 80,000 to 100,000 miles, which is roughly the same frequency of replacing steer tires.
GCR Commercial Truck Alignment Offerings
Commercial Alignments -- Check store listings for specific capabilities
- Alignment Quick Check (Toe) - $39.99
- Steer Axle, Toe Only - $159.00
- 2 Axle - $199.00
- 3 Axle - $275.00
Tire Alignment Near Me
GCR has 50-plus locations in Colorado, California, Utah and the Pacific Northwest. Schedule your RV tire balancing or semitruck alignment and find more information about our commercial services to fit your needs at your local GCR shop.
Financing for Tire Alignment and Commercial Services
GCR offers multiple financing options, including direct lines of credit for regular maintenance and other commercial services to keep you on the road. Learn more about financing options through GCR to find the best solution for your business.