WHAT IS WHEEL ALIGNMENT GEOMETRY?

Wheel Geometry Alignment consists of adjusting the angles of wheels to the manufacturer’s specifications. The purpose of these adjustments is to ensure your vehicle travels straight. Incorrect wheel alignment not only affects your road holding and balance, but it can also cause your tyres and brakes to wear out faster.

 

Wheel Alignment Geometry

 

IS WHEEL ALIGNMENT GEOMETRY THE SAME AS BALANCING?

No, Alignment and balancing are two very different processes. Rebalancing tyres is a process of attaching small weights, just fractions of ounces, to the wheel. Rebalancing is done by a tyre fitter after new tyres have been fitted and the tyre-balancing machine that detects imbalance in the tyre/wheel.

Signs of a poor wheel alignment

• The vehicle pulls to one side
• The steering wheel does not return to centre
• Your steering wheel sits off-centre
• Excessive and uneven tyre wear
• Vibration through the steering wheel
• Loose steering
• Reduced fuel economy
• Poor braking performance

Symptoms of poor wheel alignment

• You hit a curb or go over a bump at a high speed
• Driving through potholes and damaged roads
• Driving on underinflated tyres
• Wear and tear of suspension components such as springs, shocks, struts and mounts
• Minor vehicle collisions.
• Vehicle modifications such as lifting the height or adjusting the suspension

 

WHAT DO YOU DO DURING WHEEL ALIGNMENT GEOMETRY?

Using our state-of-the-art equipment, our alignment sensors measure the alignment angles (Camber, Caster & Toe) and the tyre pressure so adjustments can be made as per the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Camber
This is the vertical tilt of a vehicles wheels when viewed from the front. Incorrect camber will impact acceleration and cornering of your vehicle.

Caster
Caster refers to the slope of the steering axis. Faults with this angle affect the steering wheel and will lead to poor vehicle handling.

Toe
Toe refers to the angle at which the wheels move inward or outward when observed from a bird’s-eye-view.

 

Maintaining the correct wheel alignment means that your tyres are work harmoniously at the same speed and direction; essentially your vehicle will have better traction and grip, whilst preventing premature wear and tear on your tread.

Contact us today on 01582 968995 to see how we can save you wear & tear and money in the long term by taking advantage of our Wheel Alignment Geometry service.

 

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Kam MaheyKam Mahey
17:51 28 Feb 24
What can I say, will definitely be getting my cars serviced regularly from here. Very friendly receptionist, dealt with a top guy who was very informative & helpful. Car now running even more smoother than the day I purchased it from a Volvo dealership. Thank you so much!
ashtonjackson10ashtonjackson10
11:31 22 Jan 24
Brought my Mercedes Sprinter truck into Wayne for my wheel alignment- very impressed!Truck drives mint; actually like new- doesn’t pull or follow the ruts on the road anymore and the price was very reasonable.Thanks guys.
Ryan Wells-PorterRyan Wells-Porter
22:25 20 Jan 24
So I had my car in with Wayne around 3 months ago now... its taken me this long to write a review because ive been too busy enjoying the new life in my V40!After reading a few horror reviews on the V40 forum (not about WV Autos) and how unfriendly Volvos have been to work on in the past for other garages, Wayne and Trish set my mind at ease! More than happy to answer any and all questions I had and were recommended to me by several people who have used them in the past.My 2013 Volvo V40 D4 had issues with the DPF, blocked beyond regeneration, was in limp mode for around 3 weeks and started misfiring if I dared go up a hill! Not ideal when you live on a hill and need to get to and from work.Wayne worked his magic on the DPF, EGR and done a remap. I can honestly say its like driving a brand new car! She's never been so responsive in the 8 years ive had the car, absolutely no hiccups AND just passed my MOT with no issues with emmisions which was a big concern of mine.Cant thank the team at WV Autos enough for their amazing work and quick turnaround. Anyone that asks no I tell them exactly where to head for top quality service!
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08:54 13 Jan 24
Had an engine light come up. My issue was sorted and also had a Stage 1 remap. Car feels much nicer to drive and less sluggish. Highly recommend, great friendly people.
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16:31 12 Dec 23
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18:27 22 Nov 23
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16:45 20 Oct 23
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