If the front wheels of your car or truck are not aligned, it is actually quite dangerous because it directly affects your control. The wheels should always be parallel to each other. If they are not, you should either look to adjust them yourself or speak to a mechanic to do it for you.
Honestly, we think this job doesn’t need a professional at all, especially if you have an affinity towards automobiles and DIY projects. If this interests you but you have no clue how to align your Silverado front end, you have come to the right place. Our step by step instructions will help you get there without problems. Let’s start.
How to Align Silverado Front End
- Get the jack stands out and raise your front wheels. Immediately after doing this, turn the ignition to the Accessory. Why? Because it is necessary for the wheels to move while you are fixing the alignment. You don’t need a lift kit for this. The jack stands will suffice.
- Now, stand in front of your car and eye your wheels. See how they are positioned. Which direction are they aligned in? This will help you understand how to adjust the alignment. Now, one thing you should remember here is that along with the wheels being parallel, they should be perpendicular to the ground. Make sure you keep that in mind while checking.
- Check one wheel at a time. If it is pointing inwards, you have to tighten the outer tire rod and vice versa. This stands true, of course, for both the wheels.
- How do you tighten or loosen the rod? Every Chevy wheel has 2 rods – outer tire rod and inner tire rod. They are kept in place together with a nut. To tighten or loosen the outer tire rod, you have to loosen this particular nut first.
- Based on the problem that you zeroed in on, adjust the alignment, and check again. This might take a few tries until it is perfect. You will need to be slightly patient. Once you are satisfied, you can move to the other wheel.
- Once you are satisfied, remove the jack stands to lower the wheels. You can now zoom away without worries!
Things to keep in mind
- Always use safety equipment so that you do not harm yourself. It is always advisable to have a friend or companion with you while engaging in DIY projects. It makes the work easier and faster.
- After you fix the alignment, make sure you test it to see if it is all right.
- Don’t be in a haste to complete the job. It may take some time.
- If the steps feel too confusing or if you aren’t confident enough, always talk to a professional. It is better to be safe than to be sorry!
We hope our guide helps you. If you have any questions or doubts, please feel free to Comment. We are always happy to help!