Four Wheel Alignment
Alignment refers to an adjustment of a vehicle’s suspension – the system that connects a vehicle to its wheels. It is not an adjustment of the tyres or wheels themselves. The key to effective alignment is adjusting the angles of the tyres which affects how they make contact with the road.
Modern Two Wheel Alignment, or tracking, is performed on the front two wheels using a computer and laser beam. They measure toe, camber and caster. This does not take into account the direction in which the rears are pointing. So, if you have the fronts adjusted and straight, and rears are out of alignment, the car may pull and tyres could still wear.
The latest technology on Four Wheel Alignment measures all four wheels and the measurement between front and rear and their thrust line. This ensures all wheels are working together to the manufacturer’s specification for optimum performance.
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 is taken into account, which gives accurate and repeatable readings. These accurate readings allow for toe adjustments on individual wheels. Further adjustments of camber, caster and other angles (where necessary) can ensure optimum performance and savings.
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 by measuring all four wheels and having a proper full four wheel alignment measurement.
Our four wheel alignment tool is a sophisticated computer providing accurate and real-time measurements. It uses high-resolution cameras to produce accurate, live alignment readings and diagnostic data and will check between 12-14 primary alignment angles, dependent on your car.
Together with the Technician’s trained ability to make the required adjustments, this will improve the efficiency of your vehicle, returning it back to manufacturer’s specification.