Incorrect alignment can result in rapid irregular tyre wear and can even affect the handling and safety of the vehicle.
Rowley Auto uses state-of-the-art four wheel alignment equipment at our bodyshops to improve your car's safety, and save you money.
Whether you've had a significant crash, or a minor kerb incident, if your car's wheels are not correctly aligned, you may find your car 'pulling' to one side. This will significantly increase tyre wear, fuel consumption, brake wear, and could compromise your safety.
A four wheel alignment (also known as tracking, laser alignment and geometry) will ensure all your wheels are correctly aligned, thereby saving you having to replace your tyres, costing you less in fuel, and looking after the safety of you and your passengers.
The direction and angle at which tyres are set are both important. Wheel alignment or 'tracking' involves checking the direction and angle against vehicle manufacturers' specifications. These are often described as toe in, toe out, positive camber or negative camber.
"Toe" refers to whether the front of the tyres are closer or further apart than the rear of the tyres. Different types of vehicles need different toe settings to allow for the way that wheels pull either towards each other or apart.
"Camber" is the inward or outward tilt of a tyre. The camber is set by the vehicle manufacturer, and can be affected by potholes in the road and may need to be adjusted periodically.
It's worth keeping an eye out for unusual wear on your tyres, such as premature wear on the inside or outside shoulder, which could be caused by an incorrect camber setting.