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Bazemore's Auto and Truck
(803) 399-0907
850 Forts Pond Rd
Pelion, SC
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Body Shops, Detailing, Painting, Rustproofing, Custom Work, Pre Purchase Inspections
Service Types and Repair
Auto Aluminum, Auto Fiberglass, Auto Frame, Auto Unibody, Collision, Dent, Fleet, Post Inspections, RV, Trailer

Platt Springs Automotive
(803) 359-5281
3918 Platt Springs Rd
West Columbia, SC
Specialty
Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Maintenance, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash

Bob Johnsons Body Shop
(803) 796-8400
1746 Airport Boulevard
Cayce, SC
Services
Alignment Repair,Truck Auto Body,Truck Detailing

Midas Auto Service Experts
(803) 796-5794
992 Knox Abbott Drive
Cayce, SC
Services
Alignment Repair,Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair

Kar Care
(803) 794-7202
1301 Augusta Road
West Columbia, SC
Specialty
Air Conditioning Repair, Brakes, Electrical Service, Front End Repair, Machine Shop Service, Radiator Repair, Tires/Wheels, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am-1:00 pm
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Bobby Zimmermans Alignment
(803) 568-4666
731 Tindal Road
Pelion, SC
Services
Alignment Repair

R & F Automotive
(803) 996-4770
147 Shelton Rd
West Columbia, SC
Specialty
Brakes, Electrical Service, General Automotive Repair, Lubrication Service, Maintenance, Sound System Installation, Tires/Wheels, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash

Kershaw Tire Inc
(803) 794-5942
727 Knox Abbott Drive
Cayce, SC
Services
Alignment Repair

Convenient Auto Care Inc
(803) 939-9033
2207 Platt Springs Rd
West Columbia, SC
Specialty
Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Maintenance, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Richard's Automotive
(803) 794-1415
1188 Sunset Blvd
West Columbia, SC
Specialty
Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Maintenance, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash

ATV Front-End Alignment

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One of the most basic services these vehicles call for is the adjustment of the toe-in of the front wheels. The Suzuki Eiger LT-F-400F calls for this to be checked initially after 100 miles or one month of use, and every 600 miles or three months for the rest of its operational life. Be it a Yamaha Banshee, 50cc mini-quad or Kawasaki Mule, this is a periodic maintenance item that is essentially the same no matter the scale of machine.

Toe-in specifically refers to the amount the front wheels are pigeon-toed. At axle level the center of the front tires are closer in the front than in the back. Most ATVs and side-by-sides call for the front wheels to be slightly pigeon-toed to parallel.

Keeping the toe-in aliment in specification and adjusted correctly is important for performance, safety and tire wear. If the front end of the vehicle is in a toe-out position (duck footed) the tires will wear more rapidly, and the vehicle will be inherently unstable. In addition, if the toe-in adjustment is in specification but has been improperly adjusted, it may put excess strain on the steering components.

Step 1: The first step in checking the toe-in is to check the tire pressure. Make sure the tire pressure is set correctly in all four tires. The air pressure in the front tires should be as close to the same as possible. Place the vehicle on a level surface and position the steering straight ahead. Be sure to check with the appropriate service manual to see if there are any extra specifics for the vehicle. The Suzuki Eiger, for example, calls for the vehicle to be weighted as to simulate the rider.

Step 2: Make a chalk mark on the front, center of each front tire at the height of the front axle. If available, set up a toe gauge so that the pointers line up with the chalk marks.

Step 3: Measure the distance between the front chalk marks. Record this measurement as “A”. Rotate the front wheels 180° so the marks remain at axle height, but are now facing to the rear. Record the distance between the marks on the backside of the tires as “B”.

Step 4: Subtract the front measurement “A” from the rear measurement “B” to calculate the toe-in. If the number is negative, you have a toe-out condition. Compare your toe-in figure with the factory specification found in the vehicles service manual.

Step 5: To adjust the toe-in, loosen the lock nuts on the tie-rods. Outer tie-rod lock nuts often have left-hand threads.
Step 6: Turn the tie rods with a wrench at the flats to change the toe-in. Be sure to evenly adjust the left and right tie-rods for proper alignment. Check with the service manual to see if there are any specifications for the length of the tire rods or the amount of threads that should be showing. If the tie-rods are not adjusted according to the OEM specifications, th...

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