Car Wheel Alignment
When it comes to wheel alignment and full vehicle servicing, we know our stuff. For more than 30 years, our experienced Auckland team has fine-tuned trucks, buses, motor homes, trailers, cranes and more.
HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO
At our modern workshop facility in East Tamaki, our skilled operators utilising computerised wheel alignment systems will assess and care for your vehicle. Our comprehensive wheel alignment inspection involves checking the steering componentry for camber, caster and toe. We then precisely adjust and set your vehicle’s wheel alignment to the specifications required to ensure we “Keep You Mobile”.
If you are experiencing irregular tyre wear, handling problems or a crooked steering wheel, an alignment check should be performed. Ignoring these signs can make your alignment problems more expensive to address down the road, can reduce the life of your tyres, and can even cause driver assist systems to malfunction. Even without experiencing these problems, most vehicle manufacturers recommend checking your alignment every 15,000 kilometres or 12 months, whichever comes first.
Misalignment may also cause vibration that you’ll feel especially in the steering wheel. Simply put, proper wheel alignments allow for safer driving. Wheel alignment will also extend the life of your tires. Incorrectly aligned wheels are one of the main causes for uneven wear on a tire.
Improper alignment can cause you the tyres to wear out more quickly and in addition reduce fuel efficiency by as much as 10%. So if you’re looking for a wheel alignment from a team experienced in caring for a wide range of vehicles from cars, hot rods and classic cars to vans, utes and motorhomes give us a call and rest assured, we can get the job done.
The technical stuff about wheel alignment
Why we align your vehicles wheels the way we do.
Caster has a profound effect on vehicle stability, steering and handling and is frequently the cause of driver complaints of vehicle wandering.
Toe in / Toe Out
From the front the wheels are angled in or out (pigeon-toed or splayed). If this is incorrectly set, rubber is scraped off the entire tyre tread as the tyres are not rolling, but in effect are being scrubbed along the road causing excessive tyre wear, extra fuel consumption and stressing steering componentry.
From the front the wheel leans to one side inrelation to the axle centre. The angle of leanis part of the steering geometry design and ifincorrectly set, causes excessive wear to theedge of the tyre, extra fuel consumption andaffects handling and safety