Wheel alignment refers to the angles your car’s wheels are set at. It’s also known as tracking or ‘four-wheel alignment’ because all four wheels are assessed and adjusted together rather than just the front two.
The main reasons for misaligned wheels are worn, damaged or incorrectly adjusted suspension components. This is because sudden jolts, jarring or a heavy impact can disrupt your suspension and put components out of alignment which affects the way your wheels are positioned.
Over time cars and their components have evolved, as have the way cars steering, suspension set up and geometry is measured. The modern car is built for comfort, performance and handling. In order to achieve and maintain the best ride possible, the steering and suspension needs to be measured and adjusted within the motor manufacturer’s specifications.
This can only be done using modern high tech full four wheel alignment equipment. Here at Roadwheel we use the latest equipment to ensure your car is adjusted correctly.
It is important to check all 4 wheels are correctly adjusted and not just the front wheels.
The 3 main benefits of wheel alignments are:
Misalignment can affect car handling and can potentially make the car unsafe. A pre-suspension system inspection is part of the full alignment procedure; so helps to highlight any worn or damaged parts before they cause a more costly problem.
Many handling problems can be corrected by a four wheel alignment and with the geometry aligned properly to the motor manufacturers specifications, you can enjoy that new car feel.
By preventing premature tyre wear (and early tyre disposal), improving fuel economy and minimizing carbon emissions, it not only reduces the cost of motoring, but will help the environment too!
The good news is that we offer four wheel alignment here at Roadwheel, so get in touch to get booked in!