Thorpe Lane Garages in Lincoln offer the latest in 4 wheel alignment for your vehicle.
Wheel alignment – all you need to know?
Since the car was invented it has been important that all four wheels point in the same direction!
Over time as the car and its components have evolved, so has the way cars steering and suspension is set up or geometry is measured.
The modern car is built for comfort, performance and handling. In order to achieve and maintain the best possible ride, the steering and suspension needs to be measured and adjusted within the motor manufacturer’s specifications.
This can only be achieved by measuring all four wheels and having a four wheel alignment measurement.
Most vehicles can have their suspension adjusted on all four corners this means it is vital that they are all within manufactures specifications to ensure that your car doesn’t suffer from uneven tyre wear, pulling to one side or crabbing.
Four wheel alignment measures a minimum of 12 angles and compares them to the alignment data specified by the vehicle manufacturer. Wheel rim run-out compensation is taken into account, which gives accurate and repeatable readings. With such accurate readings, four wheel alignment allows toe adjustments of individual wheels which ensure the steering wheel is set straight. Further adjustments of camber, caster and other angles can ensure optimum performance and savings.
On modern cars, tracking alone is unlikely to deliver complete alignment or complete satisfaction.
How often should the alignment be checked?
As a general rule it is wise to have your alignment checked;
Every 12,000 – 15,000 miles or once a year.
However, it is highly recommended when;
You know you have hit a kerb or pothole, have new tyres fitted, steering and suspension components replaced or when the vehicle has been involved in any form of accident or collision.