4 Wheel Alignment

4 Wheel alignment is the process of adjusting the angles of your vehicle's wheels to ensure they are set to the manufacturer's specifications. This helps to improve handling, tyre wear, and fuel efficiency.

There are three main types of wheel alignment angles:

1. Camber: This is the angle of the wheel when viewed from the front. If the top of the wheel leans in, it is considered negative camber. If the top of the wheel leans out, it is considered positive camber. Zero camber is when the wheel is perfectly vertical.

2. Caster: This is the angle of the steering axis when viewed from the side. Positive caster makes the steering wheel feel more stable and return to center more easily after a turn. Negative caster can make the steering feel lighter but can also cause the vehicle to wander.

3. Toe: This is the angle of the wheels when viewed from above. If the wheels are pointed in, it is considered toe-in. If the wheels are pointed out, it is considered toe-out. Zero toe is when the wheels are perfectly parallel.

Misalignment can occur due to a number of factors, such as hitting a curb, potholes, or other road hazards, or simply from normal wear and tear and the replacement of any suspension parts to your vehicle for example coil springs, ball joints, suspension bushes, drive shafts, struts etc...

Symptoms of misalignment can include:

1. Uneven tyre wear
2. Pulling to one side when driving
3. Off-center steering wheel
4. Vibrations in the steering wheel or suspension.                                                       

It is generally recommended to have your wheels aligned every 8,000 - 10,000 miles or once a year, or more often if you experience any of the symptoms listed above.

Here are some of the benefits of having your wheels aligned:

1. Improved handling: Properly aligned wheels will make your car handle more predictably and responsively.

2. Reduced tyre wear: Misaligned wheels can cause uneven tyre wear, which can shorten the life of your tyres.

3. Improved fuel efficiency: Properly aligned wheels can help your car to roll more easily, which can improve fuel efficiency.

4. Increased safety: Properly aligned wheels can help to improve the stability and control of your car, which can make it safer to drive.


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