Wheel Alignment

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wheel alignment

Here at Loughborough Tyre Refurbs, we can offer wheel alignment and tracking. Wheel alignment is often referred to as tracking and is all part of the standard maintenance for your vehicle which involves the correcting of the angles on your wheel to ensure they are parallel to one another and are at a 90-degree angle to the ground.

We can offer you a choice of wheel alignment options to that offer the best value solution for your vehicle. Whether it be a toe alignment, camber, or caster alignment we can help. We offer a standard laser option for your front axle, or we can use our highly sophisticated QuickTrack which is one of the most innovative wheel balancers.

There are different types of wheel alignment:

Front-end – This covers a front end alignment and adjusts the front axle. This particular alignment is suited to a vehicle with a solid rear axle. This is the most basic option and can be referred to as a ‘toe and go.'

Thrust

This covers the front end but also ensures that all four wheels of the vehicle are square with one another. The thrust is recommended for cars with a stable rear suspension and produces far more significant results ensuring longer lasting tyre wear as well as increased fuel economy.

Four Wheel Alignment

This is suitable for vehicles with four-wheel independent suspensions as well as front wheel drives. This alignment combines all the elements of a front and thrust but also ensures the correct positioning of the rear axle angles.

A ‘toe in.’

This is to ensure that all of your tyres angles are in line with the centre of your vehicle. The opposite of this term is a ‘toe out’ as the correct toe position will slightly vary depending on its suspension or it is a front wheel, rear wheel or an all-wheel drive.

The camber, caster, and toe angles are found on every wheel, and when these are aligned correctly, it enables the vehicle to drive straight. When the camber, caster and toe angles are misaligned, it will cause you to experience wheel alignment problems such as your vehicle pulling to the one side or causing uneven tyre wear. If these angles are all correct, then this will ensure your tyres, steering and vehicle drive straight and even.

You may be wondering why your vehicle requires a wheel alignment?

The primary purpose is just to lower the tyre wear and to ensure that your vehicle travels straight without pulling to one side. A vehicle's wheels often go out of alignment with everyday driving. However, bumps and knocks which usually occur from the car making contact with say, a pothole can have an instant impact on the vehicles tracking as well as if you have had a road traffic accident. Sometimes you may not even be immediately aware, but other times you will most definitely feel your vehicle pulling to the one side which has a knock-on effect on your vehicles fuel economy as well as your tyre wear and deeper wear on your suspension components. Even if you do not experience any of these things, we highly recommend that you have your wheel alignment checked with us on an annual basis.

Here are our prices:

Front wheels only - £30.00

Front and rear wheels - £50.00

Cambers - £30.00.

As with all wheel alignment testing, we strongly advise that you are carrying a ‘normal’ load during the test so if you are a tradesperson we will recommend you to remove all heavy tools, etc.

Once we have completed your wheel alignment test, you will be given a printout outlining your vehicles wheel angles before and after the alignment. Why not book in with us today here at Loughborough Tyre Refurbs as we value the safety of all our customers and will carry out a thorough test at a very competitive price