R2 GARAGE – WHEEL ALIGNMENT
The latest technology in laser wheel alignment in Manchester
We have recently implemented and are extremely proud of our new Hoffman ultra-modern and advanced wheel alignment equipment. This brand-new wheel alignment system comes with an integrated camera that picks up data from each wheel for an even more accurate adjustment. It’s advanced technology and precision means that we can perform alignment jobs quicker than ever before. Our new sophisticated wheel alignment system is suitable for all vehicles including light commercial vans and camper vans so no one needs to miss out.
Key warning signs that your wheel alignment may be out
There are a number of symptoms that are associated with incorrect wheel alignment, including:
- Tyres that wear more quickly and that wear unevenly (such as excessive wear on either the inner or outer shoulders);
- Increased fuel consumption;
- Unpredictable handling;
- Steering that pulls to one side unless you correct it.
Notably, when your wheels are properly aligned, it can result in tyres that last far longer – in some instances, by as much as 12,000 miles and saving you money on fuel consumption.
Wheel alignment explained
Toe alignment measures how much your tyres are turned in or out from a straight-ahead position.
The camber is the vertical tilt of the wheel if incorrectly aligned it can cause the tyre tread to wear excessively and feel like your car is pulling to one side.
Caster alignment is the angle of the steering pivot when it is viewed from the side. Caster is positive if the line is angled forward and negative if it is angled backwards.
How frequently should you have your wheels aligned?
Despite there being certain signs that you can look out for when it comes to tracking that is ‘out’, there aren’t always clear symptoms. For you and your passengers, this may mean that your vehicle is not as safe as it should be. As a result, manufacturers recommend that wheel alignment is tested every 12 months.