Having an incorrect wheel alignment would be like trying to walk around all-day with your shoes on the wrong feet. At the end of the day, your feet would be sore , your shoes will be worn all funny and you’d have probably tripped over a few times trying to turn corners. A proper wheel alignment brings all the moving parts of your suspension into alignment with one another in relation to your vehicle’s chassis, ensuring peak drivability, performance and/or tyre wear.
A full & complete wheel alignment should assess both front and rear ends of a vehicle, and adjust, where possible, settings such as camber, caster, and toe. Whilst all vehicle manufacturers will specify these settings from factory, an experience technician can also tailor an alignment to suit the needs of the specific vehicle and driver. Perhaps your 4x4 is lifted, you are setting up a race or drift car, or you simply want the best tyre wear possible for your daily driver, our highly trained technicians can tailor your wheel alignment to suit your unique requirements.
Beware of regular tyre stores offering a free wheel alignment with your new tyre purchase. Known colloquially in the industry as a “toe-n-go” alignment, these ‘free’ wheel alignments are often nothing more than a quick check of toe and steering wheel position, and do not include the more technical camber and caster adjustments that are critical in achieving a proper wheel alignment.
A comprehensive wheel alignment requires highly trained & experienced technicians and sophisticated electronic equipment to ensure complete accuracy and safety. At The Wheel Deal we use the latest Hunter HawkEye Elite wheel alignment machine and have years of industry experience in aligning everything from lifted 4x4’s to high performance sports cars.
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The difference between the track widths as measured at the leading and trailing edges of the tyres or wheels (relative to parallel).
The angle of the wheel (relative to vertical), as viewed from the front or the rear of the vehicle.
The angle to which the steering pivot axis is tilted forward or rearward (relative to vertical), as viewed from the side of the vehicle.
Wheel sizes are determined by its diameter, width and offset. When looking at a wheel the width is measured from right to left between the wheel edges.
A comprehensive wheel alignment will include:
- A highly trained and experienced technician
- A regularly calibrated, state-of-the-art electronic wheel alignment machine
- An assessment of both front and rear-end alignment settings, along with the intended use of the vehicle.
- Adjustment of all available camber, caster and toe settings as required