As a bus owner, you know your passengers’ safety and comfort are of the utmost importance. Improper wheel alignment can lead to your bus pulling to the left or right, driver fatigue, an unsettling ride for passengers, uneven wheel wear, decreased fuel economy, and damage to other key steering components. At Bus Truck of Chicago, our ASE certified mechanics know what it takes to keep your bus rolling in the right direction.
It’s not uncommon for a bus that is driven thousands of miles a week to have its steering components and suspension shift out of alignment. What’s less common knowledge is that improperly aligned bus wheels can result in an increased 2% cost of fuel and a 20% reduction in tire life. Improper wheel alignment results in an increase in rolling resistance of the tires, essentially, the tires are dragging down the road as opposed to rolling down the road.
At Bus & Truck of Chicago, our professionals will perform quick and reliable bus alignment to ensure that your tires meet the road at the proper angle. For optimal performance, proper bus alignment will result in even wear of your bus tires, increased drivability, less wear of front-end suspension, safer vehicle operation, reduced operational costs, better fuel economy, and a smoother, more enjoyable ride for your passengers.
Our ASE certified technicians are committed to keeping your bus (and business) moving forward. In a standard bus wheel alignment, you can expect us to adjust the suspension, which is the system that connects your bus to its wheels, while also ensuring that the angles of the tires are optimized for safe contact with the road. When wheels are aligned correctly, they will be flat against the road and properly pointed.
At Bus & Truck of Chicago, we will work with you to incorporate wheel alignment into your preventative maintenance program. This will ensure that your bus’ wheels, sterling system and suspension are monitored on a regular basis to better prevent unnecessary and unsafe problems. Our expert team can determine when alignment is required based on your bus model, tire brand, mileage and usage.