Quality Tires and Auto Repair at Hi-Way Tire, Massillon, OH
  1. Lorem ipsum
  2. Title 2
  3. Title 3
  4. Title 7
  5. Title 8
  6. Title 8
  7. Title 8
  8. Title 8
Hi-Way Tire, Massillon, Ohio
Mon-Fri  9am - 6pm
Sat  9am - 3pm
We Are Proud To Be
"Locally Owned And Operated" ​ By
Lifelong Residents of Massillon
"Satisfying
Our Customers
Since 2002"
 

​​ 1 307 1st Street NE
​Massillon, OH 44646

(330) 832-3100
(330) 832-3200

Conveniently Located at the Corner
of Lake Avenue & 1st Street

Steve Boughman, Owner
Dakota Boughman, Manager

ALIGNMENTS

At Hi-Way Tire we do integrated alignment repairs for all types of vehicles. We have gauging and computerized alignment systems, and we can also fix non-alignable cars and trucks. Our mechanics have 10 – 30 years of experience, and we are experts at solving issues such as suspension, alignment, wheel bearings, brake problems, vibration, and drivability. Drivability and alignment problems are our specialty.

Wheel alignment sometimes referred to as tracking, is part of standard automobile maintenance that consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the car maker's specification. The purpose of these adjustments is to reduce tire wear and to ensure that vehicle travel, is straight and true (without "pulling" to one side). Alignment angles can also be altered beyond the maker's specifications to obtain a specific handling characteristic. Motorsport and off-road applications may call for angles to be adjusted well beyond "normal" for a variety of reasons.

The primary angles are the basic angle alignment of the wheels relative to each other and to the car body. These adjustments are the camber, caster, and toe. On some cars, not all of these can be adjusted on every wheel.

These three parameters can be further categorized into front and rear, so summarily the parameters are:
  
  • ​​Front: Caster (right & left)
  • Front: Camber (right & left)
  • Front: Toe (left, right & total)
  • Rear: Camber (left & right)
  • Rear: Toe (left, right & total)
  • Rear: Thrust angle

The secondary angles include numerous other adjustments, such as:
  
  • ​​SAI (left & right)
  • Included angle (left & right)
  • Toe out on turns (left & right)
  • Maximum Turns (left & right)
  • Toe curve change (left & right)
  • Track width difference
  • Wheelbase difference
  • Front ride height (left & right)
  • Rear ride height (left & right)
  • Frame angle​

​​Setback (front & rear) is often referred to as a wheel alignment angle. However, setback simply exists because of the measuring system and does not have any specification from car manufacturers.

MEASUREMENT
  
A camera unit (sometimes called a "head") is attached to a specially designed clamp which holds on to a wheel. There are usually four camera units in a wheel alignment system (a camera unit for each wheel). The camera units communicate their physical positioning with respect to other camera units to a central computer which calculates and displays how much the camber, toe, and caster are misaligned.

Often with alignment equipment, these "heads" can be a large precision reflector. In this case, the alignment "tower" contains the cameras as well as arrays of LEDs. This system flashes one array of LEDs for each reflector whilst a camera centrally located in the LED array "looks for" an image of the reflectors patterned face. These cameras perform the same function as the other style of alignment equipment, yet alleviate numerous issues prone to relocating a heavy precision camera assembly on each vehicle serviced.
Let Us Assist You

CHECKOUT OUR SERVICES

NEW TIRES
TIRE REPAIR
WHEEL BALANCE
ALIGNMENT
BRAKE SERVICE
SHOCKS
MOUNTING
WHEEL BEARINGS