What is Mobile Car Alignment?

Car alignment refers to the position of the auto’s wheels relative to your car. Proper alignment ensures that tires are parallel to each other, pointing straight ahead and are level with the ground. When your car is out of alignment, it is subject to several kinds of wear and tear issues — and it’s dangerous to drive.

When you rely on VTA Valet for your mobile car alignment, your auto is serviced In one of 12 Virginia Tire & Auto shops conveniently across Northern Virginia or at Main Street Shell location in Fairfax. Each shop uses cutting-edge wheel alignment technology to adjust the angles of your auto’s wheels. Your car’s tires should be both parallel and perpendicular to the road surface whenever you drive.

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How do mobile wheel alignments work?

At VTA Valet, we understand that your life is very busy (and that traffic across Northern Virginia doesn’t always make it easy to sneak out to the mechanic on your lunch break!). That’s why VTA Valet provides mobile alignments for motorists through the NoVA region.

Simply schedule an appointment now and we will pick up your car, leave you a loaner, correct your wheel alignment issues at the nearest Virginia Tire & Auto shop and deliver your car back to you when the work is complete. Mobile alignments — what could be easier?

What can cause my car to go out of alignment?

There are many ways your car may lose its wheel alignment. Hit a pothole on the Little River Turnpike? Bump fenders in Centreville Square? Steer a little too hard to the curb while grabbing a parking spot in Falls Church? Any of these minor mishaps could misalign your auto’s suspension and require mobile wheel alignments.

An accident or small driving mistake isn’t always the cause of an alignment problem, though. Sometimes age and use can damage your car’s suspension and, over time, cause your tires to slowly lose alignment. Either way, mobile alignments can solve the problem quickly and easily for you.

How do I know if need a mobile car alignment?

Does your steering wheel vibrate when you drive? Does your auto pull to one side of the road? That shuddering sensation in your wheel, and the drifting sensation as you drive, means that you may need to get your wheels aligned. Drivers who need to keep their steering wheel at an angle just to motor straight ahead should schedule mobile alignments.

Irregular tire wear is another red flag. Take a look at your tires — are the treads wearing unevenly? Some specific issues to look for:

Heel/toe tire wear. Commonly identified by feeling the tire with your hand and noticing a sensation called “sawteeth.”

  • The toe is the angle that your wheel makes in relation to the perpendicular (side-to-side) direction of your car; positive toe (toe in) means a front wheel is pointing in towards the engine, while negative toe (toe out) means the wheel is pointing towards the curb.
  • The saw tooth feel is created because one side of the tire tread is wearing faster than the other.

Feathering. Feathering — scuffing across the tread — is caused by changes in the caster or camber angles. The caster angle is the angle of the steering axis to the vertical axis that runs through the tire to the ground, while the camber angle is the measurement of the vertical alignment of your car’s wheels in relation to a flat surface.

One-sided shoulder wear. One side of your tire is wearing down faster than the other. This is may also be caused by caster and camber alignment issues.

Why should I contact VTA Valet for mobile car alignment?

Contact VTA Valet when you need a mobile alignment because your auto is going to be serviced by Virginia Tire & Auto — Northern Virginia’s leader in wheel and tire alignments for your car.

Virginia Tire & Auto provides unmatched service to customers at 12 NoVA locations and at Main Street Shell in Fairfax. Virginia Tire & Auto is the three-time winner of Northern Virginia Magazine’s #1 Auto Shop in Northern Virginia award, a Washington Business Journal Family Business Award winner and a two-time recipient of Virginia Living Magazine’s Best Auto Repair Ship in Virginia award, among many other honors.

We also know that you are busy with work, family and other important obligations. We understand that traffic is a nuisance and you don’t need another appointment on your calendar. In fact, you can’t afford to be without your auto.

When you schedule mobile wheel alignments with VTA Valet, we will come to your Northern Virginia location — work, home, your child’s soccer practice, if that works for you! — and we will:

  • Pick up your auto. We will take the car to the nearest Virginia Tire & Auto shop. We’ll leave you with the keys to a courtesy loaner.
  • Service your auto. We will perform the car alignment that you need to get you driving smoothly again. Our service consultant will contact you by phone to explain the work and the costs before we get started. If you have any questions about your mobile car alignment, we will be happy to answer them.
  • Return your auto. Once again, we come to you. We’ll drop off your car, pick up your loaner, and you’re left with a safe vehicle and a more comfortable driving experience.

How much do mobile wheel alignments cost?

We charge $99.99 for computerized alignment and $149.99 for a premium alignment (including all European vehicles). Additional mobile alignment service costs may apply.

What automotive brands do you service for car alignments?

We service all major automotive brands including Acura, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Lexus, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, & Toyota.

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Any make, any model. We do it all.

Our highly trained ASE certified technicians can do anything and everything. On any make and model. From basic services like quick oil changes, brake repairs, tire rotations, and Virginia Safety and Emissions inspections, to more advanced services, like engine repairs and computer diagnostics, we can do it all. We will diagnose and repair your vehicle and then our Valet will promptly deliver it back to you.

We offer a variety of mobile auto repair services, including:

Accessories

Accessories

Alignment

Alignment

Auto Conditioning & Heating Repair

Auto Conditioning & Heating Repair

Auto Conditioning & Heating Repair

Batteries & Electrical System

Computer Diagnostic

Belts and Hoses

Brakes

Computer Diagnostic

Computer Diagnostic

Computer Diagnostic

Driveline Service

Engine Diagnostic & Engine Repair

Exhaust System

Exhaust System

Fuel Cleaning & Repair

Fuel Cleaning & Repair

Ignition Repair

Ignition Repair

Oil Change

Roadside Assistance

Roadside Assistance

Scheduled Maintenance

Steering Repair & Suspension Repair

Steering Repair & Suspension Repair

Tire Rotation & Tire Repair

Tire Rotation & Tire Repair

Tires

Transmission Repair

Transmission Repair

Vehicle Pre-Purchase Inspection

Vehicle Pre-Purchase Inspection

Virginia State & Virginia Emission Inspection

Wheel Balancing

Our Promise

Our work is guaranteed. We stand by a 24-month/24,000-mile warranty on most service repairs. For more information, visit our Guarantee page.

Here’s how it works.

With VTA Valet you’ll be able to track your car from pickup to Virginia Tire & Auto and back. You’ll also receive status updates throughout the process.

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Testimonials

Just did the valet today….AWESOME! (Not just saying that!). It was so efficient to be working while someone worked on my car. I much prefer this versus taking it in after work or on a Saturday.
Kristen H.
That was so cool, I didn’t have to get up early or wait or find a ride or eat up my weekend on car maintenance. I’m actually really excited about this service. I’ve told a couple people in my office, someone in the suite next to me, and my boyfriend about this since I made the appointment yesterday.
Kim S.
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