Keep Steering Straight Around Joplin with a Wheel Alignment at Roper Mitsubishi

At Roper Mitsubishi, we keep you pointed straight ahead, no matter which make or model you drive. Our Mitsubishi service center in Joplin, MO provides front-end wheel alignments so you can drive straight once again.

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Signs Your Vehicle Needs a Front-End Wheel Alignment

Joplin motorists will be able to notice their alignment is off or uneven while driving across Southwest Missouri. Indicators your vehicle requires an immediate wheel alignment include:

  • Uneven and rapid tire wear
  • Vehicle steering in another direction
  • Squealing tires
  • Noisy steering or vibrating steering wheel
  • Crooked steering wheel despite Joplin drivers pointing straight

Why Is Wheel Alignment Important?

Having your wheels aligned properly ensures they are making proper road contact on highways in and around Joplin. The tires are centered within the wheel wells and squared with the axles. The result is drivers are able to steer in the direction they intend to while enjoying improved handling and a smoother ride. Wheel alignments also lead to longer tire life and boost your vehicle's fuel economy ratings.

How Often Should I Have My Wheels & Tires Aligned?

If you notice any of the warning signs, you should have your tires and wheels aligned immediately. Otherwise, Joplin drivers can typically go two to three years between alignment service. Still, it's important to monitor your front-end alignment regularly. Our certified technicians at the Roper Mitsubishi service center can inspect the alignment and perform alignment service, if necessary, every other oil change.

Wheel Alignment DIY

If you prefer to do-it-yourself, a wheel alignment is manageable.

  • Identify which alignment issue you have. There are camber alignments, toe alignments, and caster alignments.
  • Camber is the tire lean measurement in degrees. This is the inward or outward tilt of your car's wheels. Negative cambers are pointed in toward the car, while positive cambers point outwards.
  • Toe alignments are for the inward and outward angles of your car's tires.
  • Caster alignments are for the steering axis angle for Carthage drivers. You want the caster perfectly aligned along the centerline for a steering axis pointed straight up and down.
  • To perform a camber alignment, Joplin drivers can attach a camber gauge to the tire's center.
  • Adjust the gauge until it becomes straight or at the specified degree in your owner's manual.
  • Remove the tire.
  • Pinpoint the upper control arm and use a wrench to adjust it to whatever degree-mark necessary.
  • To keep your new alignment setting in place, insert an equal number of alignment shims and cross-shaft mounting bolts.

Schedule Alignment Service for Your Mitsubishi or Another Model In Joplin, MO

Not feel comfortable aligning your wheels? The Roper Mitsubishi can do it for you! Schedule an appointment for alignment service. Joplin drivers can utilize our pick-up and delivery service from our valet team. We'll come pick up your vehicle and perform alignment service before bringing it back to you. Don't forget to check out our Mitsubishi service specials for potential savings on your next front-end alignment in Joplin, MO.


    JOPLIN, MO 64801

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