4 WHEEL 3D ALIGNMENT
Wheel alignment has changed over the years, with more and more manufacturers now fitting fully adjustable suspension systems to aid differing road conditions and vehicle ride heights on varying vehicle models as apposed to older systems that were fixed in one position and front wheel alignment (tracking) was the only adjustment that could be altered.
Its now possible to adjust front toe (track), camber and castor, also rear toe, camber and castor on most newer vehicles, all of which if not set to manufacturers settings can lead to accelerated tyre wear, poor handling, higher fuel consumption and also warning lights to appear on the dash!
Incorrect wheel alignment is usually caused by pot holes in the road or a 'brush' with the curb but also by garages that incorrectly adjust the front toe (track) with older equipment that does not align them to the rear of the vehicle!
With our new state of the art technology alignment machine we can check your alignment and produce a report in minutes.
From there we can advise what needs adjusting and a price that includes a final report of your vehicle so you can see clearly what has been adjusted to get it back into manufacturers specification.
So what is toe, camber and castor?
Toe alignment is the extent to which your tyres turn inward or outward when viewed from above. If that’s confusing, just stand up and look down at your feet. Angle them inward toward the centre of your body. When the tyres on your car are angled the same way (remember, we’re thinking in terms of birds-eye-view), we call this toe-in alignment. Angle your feet outward and you have toe-out alignment. Both require adjustment.
This is the inward or outward angle of the tyre when viewed from the front of the
vehicle. Too much inward or outward tilt, also known as negative and positive camber,
respectively, indicates improper alignment and will need to be adjusted. Worn bearings,
ball joints, and other wheel-suspension parts may contribute to camber misalignment.
Your caster angle helps balance steering, stability, and cornering. Specifically, it’s the angle of your steering axis when viewed from the side of your vehicle. If you have positive caster, the steering axis will tilt toward the driver. Negative caster, on the other hand, means the steering axis tilts toward the front of your vehicle.