What Is A Wheel Alignment?
Wheel Alignment also known as Tracking is the process of ensuring that your vehicle's wheels are set to the optimum position, which is set by the vehicle manufacturer to ensure even wear across the tyres. The alignment can be moved out of alignment from a number of different issues such as Potholes, Kerbs, Speed Bumps and excessive wear to the steering and suspension components.
Due to the state of the roads especially in and around the Macclesfield area we advise having your tracking checked every 6 months to ensure you are getting the most from your tyres and to ensure other parts of your car aren't being damaged.
What Does It All Mean?
Wheel Alignment (Tracking) involves checking the direction and angle of the wheels, closely looking at the alignment positions, known as Toe In, Toe Out, Positive Camber and Negative Camber.
Toe is where the front of the tyres are closer or further apart than the rear tyres. Each vehicle is different as these settings are set by the manufacturer.
Camber is the outward or inward tilt of the tyre. Once again this is set by the vehicle manufacturer and can easily be misaligned by potholes, speeds bumps and kerbs.
We use the SuperTracker Laser Alignment Machine which enables us to get the highest level of accuracy wheel aligning your wheels.
As we know how much a mis alignment can affect the performance and wear of your vehicle, we offer a FREE check on all vehicles at our Macclesfield Showroom.