Wheel Alignment Telford
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At EAC Telford we offer a choice of services for your vehicle. Book your wheel alignment Service online today.
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Ensuring that your car has the appropriate wheel alignment, has a range of benefits to both the driver and the vehicle, such as maximizing your fuel efficiency, tyre life, road handling experience, and more importantly, increasing driver and passenger safety.
EAC Telford, offer wheel alignments using a state-of-the-art Hunter HawkEye Elite Wheel Alignment System, which uses unrivalled technology to quickly and accurately measure your car’s wheel alignment. It boasts the most extensive vehicle information database in the vehicle industry.
Our specially trained technicians are then able to carry out the vehicle-specific adjustments required and set your vehicle’s wheel alignment back to within the manufacturer’s recommended guidelines.
The HawkEye Elite system uses QuickGrip™ adapters, which enables the sensors to grip the tyre, not the wheel due to their spring-loaded arms. This saves any metal-on-metal contact and so avoids any potential damage to your vehicle’s wheels.
Furthermore, the Hunter HawkEye Elite System features a fully integrated alignment system. It links its four high-resolution cameras and wheel sensors to give the most advanced 3D modelling of wheel positions and the most accurate alignment measurements.
Equally, the Hunter HawkEye Elite has an award-winning CodeLink system which recalibrates the Steering Angle Sensor to ensure the Electronic Stability Control system functions properly, ensuring the safety features of your car’s stability are kept at their maximum.
Details of your vehicle’s wheel alignment are printed out in a colourful user-friendly and easy-to-read format, helping EAC Telford to identify areas of past concern, and giving you total peace of mind that your vehicle is now back within alignment guidelines specific to your make and model.
The primary static suspension angles that need to be measured and adjusted are caster, camber, and toe, and adjustability varies with the make and model of the vehicle. Sports vehicles generally allow for the greatest number of adjustments.
Camber refers to the angle of the vehicle’s wheels, measured in degrees. If the top of the wheel is tilted inwards, then the camber is said to be negative; if the top of the wheel is tilted outwards, the camber is said to be positive.
Having either a positive or negative camber will cause premature and uneven wear on one side of the vehicle’s tyre. It will also pull the vehicle to the side with a more positive camber.
Caster is the tilt of the steering pivot or axis, which is measured in degrees. If the vehicle wheel is positioned in front of the load, the caster is said to be positive. Typical settings have the caster set positively somewhere between 3 and 5 degrees, although lower angles are used on larger, bigger vehicles.
If the caster is different from side to side, the vehicle will again pull to the side with the least positive caster. If the caster is equal on each side, but set too negatively, the steering will be light, and the vehicle will wander and be difficult to keep in a straight line.
If the caster is equal on each side but set too positively, the steering will feel heavy and sluggish.
The toe of the vehicle is the most important setting relative to tyre wear. The vehicle’s toe is the most important alignment setting relative to tire wear. A vehicle with toe alignment just 0.34 degrees out of specification, will drag its tyres sideways for more than 68 miles over 12,00 miles, the average yearly mileage.
Most front-wheel drive vehicles “pulls” the vehicle forward, resulting in the forward movement of the suspension arms against their bushings. As such, most front-wheel drive vehicles use a negative toe to compensate for suspension movement.
Equally, the toe can also be used to alter a vehicle’s handling experience. Increasing the toe-in will reduce any oversteer, steady the vehicle and enhance high-speed stability.