An alignment is a procedure performed by our mechanics to get your vehicle’s suspension back into proper form. By making adjustments to the vehicle’s tires and axles, the wheels are once again aligned with each other and can make solid contact with the road.


There are three main types of alignments available – front-end, thrust and four-wheel. The type of suspension that your vehicle has determines what kind of alignment your car will receive. Our mechanics will be able to recommend the right alignment type for your vehicle.

Front-end alignment

A front-end alignment makes adjustments to the front axle. This is the most basic type of alignment and is not always recommended for modern vehicles.

Thrust alignment

A thrust alignment combines a front-end alignment with a thrust alignment to ensure all four wheels are squared with one another. This type of alignment is usually recommended for vehicles with a solid rear axle.

Four-wheel alignment

This comprehensive alignment combines elements of the front-end and thrust-angle alignments and also positions the rear axle angles. A four-wheel alignment is typically for four-wheel and all-wheel drive vehicles and front-wheel drive cars with adjustable/independent rear suspensions.


If you need alignment or repair, Walker's Auto Repair & Towing can take care of your needs quickly and affordably. Call us at 479-783-3736 or visit us in Fort Smith, AR and our mechanic will inspect your vehicle, provide cost-effective recommendations.