Computer Wheel Alignment
All vehicles go out of alignment during normal use. Though tyre replacement companies can perform re-alignments, all they generally do is ensure that the front wheels track correctly with basic equipment. This is not a totally accurate solution and can still lead to abnormal tyre wear and poor handling characteristics.
Computer four-wheel alignment will measure each wheel individually and then display current readings to allow adjustment within manufacturers specification which will transform your vehicles handling characteristics, tyre wear and fuel efficiency.
Any of the following situations can affect both the cornering and straight line performance of a vehicle:
- New steering and suspension parts installed.
- Damage caused by an accident.
- Driving over pot-holes.
- Incorrect tracking adjustments.
- Installing different component parts (e.g. lowering springs).
- Fitting aftermarket/uprated suspension bushes.
The symptoms you may experience are:
- Pulling to either the right or left hand side of the road.
- Whist cornering, the car seems to be unstable.
- Steering requires frequent work.
- Poor traction in corners.
- Steering is unusually light, or heavy.
- Steering wheel not “straight”.
- Excessive tyre wear.
Computerised alignment takes approximately 2 hours for diagnostic checks and adjustments. The vehicle is placed on a platform, which allows the wheels to turn while a computer calculates orientation. The computer compares this to a database of manufacturer specifications for the year, make and model of the car. If the alignment is out of specification, an adjustment is made and checked on the computer screen showing current measurements.
Re-alignment is then followed by an extensive road test - this can be completed individually, or included with any of our service packages.