Wheel Alignment

What is an alignment?

Setting the vehicles suspension and steering geometry gives you the correct handling of the vehicle and optimum tyre wear.

How often should I have my car aligned?

As a rule, this should be done every 10,000 miles or at least one a year. Depending on how the vehicle is driven.

Why is my steering wheel off centre?

This is due to the front or rear toe being unsymmetrical and in need of adjustment.

My car is pulling to the left or right?

This can be down to the tyres or unequal caster settings.

Does having worn tyres mean that the car can be aligned or do new tyres need to be fitted?

New or old tyres fitted will make no difference to the alignment readings. They will however have an effect on the way the car feels, even after the alignment has been corrected.

Why do prices vary so much?

This depends on the make and how many adjustments there are on the vehicle.

How can I benifit from Wheel alignment?

Reduced Tyre Wear
Improper alignment is a major cause of premature tyre wear. Over the years, a properly aligned vehicle can add thousands of miles to tyre life.

Better Fuel Mileage
Fuel mileage increases as rolling resistance decreases. Total alignment sets all four wheel parallel which, along with proper inflation, minimizes rolling resistance.

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Improved Handling
Does your car pull to one side? Does the steering wheel vibrate? Do you constantly have to move the steering wheel to keep your car traveling straight ahead? Many handling problems can be corrected by total alignment. With all the system components aligned properly, road shock is more efficiently absorbed for a smoother ride.

Safer Driving
A suspension system inspection is part of our alignment procedure. This allows us to spot worn parts before they cause costly problems.

Modifying a vehicle’s ride height may cause changes in alignment geometry that result in improper camber, caster and toe. Changes in tyre and wheel offset can have drastic effects on the scrub radius. WinAlign Tuner instructs your technicians on how to adjust for these factors and provide the best possible solutions for vehicle handling and tyre life.

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