Wheel Alignment Theory

The correct setting of wheel alignment geometry, or tracking, is essential. Whether it's for correct vehicle handling, safest stopping distances, increased fuel economy, less driver fatigue, or extending the life of tyres, wheel alignment plays a part in it all.

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Detecting Wheel Alignment Issues

It is vital to evaluate if any wheel alignment, or tracking, issues are present. Read our 6 step evaluation to see if you have noticed any of these symptoms of poor wheel alignment. 

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4 Misalignment Symptoms To Look Out For

If you have identified a problem with wheel alignment, it is important to understand the negative impacts that these issues may be having on a vehicle.

Some of these include:
  • Driver fatigue
  • Extended fuel consumption
  • Tyre wear
  • Understeer / Oversteer 
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Wheel Alignment Angles 

The wheel alignment angles all have an important role to play in the performance of the motor vehicle. Ideally all four wheels should be aimed straight ahead, parallel to each other and perpendicular to the road. This decreases the wear on the vehicle. The only way to make sure the wheels are properly aligned is to check wheel alignment periodically.

Learn more about the main alignment angles, toe, camber and castor. 

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