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1600 6th St. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA
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Wheel Alignments

At Big Jim’s Automotive, we do wheel alignments. Wheel alignments keep your wheels at the angle that the car manufacturer set when they built the car. When the wheels are not in proper alignment specific to the vehicle, the car wheels will want to go in different directions. Your wheels spin when you drive, and the faster they spin the more the car will indicate an issue with the car being out of alignment. There is quite a bit that goes into an alignment and all of it is to be sure your vehicle move in a straight line when driving! We adjust the toe, caster and camber to OEM specifications We can do 4-wheel and 2-wheel alignments and use only the best equipment to check your vehicle’s alignment.

How do I know if my car needs a wheel alignment?

  • Car pulls to the left or right
  • Uneven tire wear
  • Humming sound from your tires
  • Poor handling

Car Accident or hitting something...
The wheels on your car can become unaligned for many reasons. Sometimes it’s unexplainable! For the most part, unaligned wheels are caused by a crash, hitting road obstructions like potholes or curbs, and simply time and use of the vehicle.

Other benefits of a properly aligned vehicle are that you will have less tread wear so your tires will last longer, you will get better gas mileage and your car won’t pull to the left or right!

If you have recently hit a curb or a pothole and/or you think you car is now pulling to the left or right it may be time to come down to Big Jim’s Automotive and let us take a look. We can get your car driving straight again.

Our clientele can speak for our service at Big Jim’s:

" I make it a rule to never trust a mechanic. Jim & Sarge have earned my trust. We have given them repeated business over the years and we will continue to go back. The work they do is top notch. Jim ALWAYS stands by his work and charges a fair price. Big Jim's is the exception to the rule!! "

Jacob (Cedar Rapids, IA)

" My first experience at a Big Jim's was pulling in with a flat tire and needing help. He got me in immediately which was nice considering I had an appointment in 45mins. I was out of there in about 8-10 minutes. Tire patched up and on the road. I was very grateful and happy with the fast service !!! Thanks again !!! "

Jennifer Dvorak

" Brought my truck in yesterday not knowing just how big a problem I had. Already fixed with approximately 7 hours labor. Quick, friendly, and helpful. Thank you Vanessa and Sarg. "

Lora Holland-McArtor