Wheel Alignment – Tracking

Driving over potholes, speed bumps or kerbs can knock your wheel alignment out.  This can lead to uneven wear on your tyres and it could feel like your car is 'pulling' to one side.  This in turn can lead to an increase in fuel consumption, premature and irregular wear on your tyres and can even affect the handling and safety of your vehicle. Alignment of wheels and tyres to the specification required by your vehicle is an important way to guarantee a smooth ride and to get the most out of your tyres. 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. We check to make sure your tyres are running on the correct path. An accurate alignment also provides safe and predictable vehicle control and road holding alongside a smoother and more comfortable ride. Correct wheel alignment ensures that the tyres are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other and that on a level straight road your car will travel in a true straight line. Wheel alignment or tracking is one of the key tyre maintenance factors to ensure optimum performance. We will provide you with a detailed alignment report ( See example below )

3d Full Wheel Alignment

What happens during the Wheel Alignment/Tracking?

The process of wheel alignment encompasses THREE elements which require monitoring and adjustment to ensure correct alignment on your vehicle.

Toe Alignment Toe is a measurement of how much a pair of wheels are turned in or out from a straight ahead position. You will feel your car ‘pulling’ to one side if the toe alignment is out.
Camber Alignment Camber is the vertical tilt of the wheel If the camber is out of alignment it will cause the tyre tread to wear excessively on one edgeor cause your vehicle to pull to one side

Camber Misalignment may not be adjustable on all cars. If the camber alignment is out on these vehicles it may indicate that something is worn or bent and should be inspected more closely

Caster Alignment Caster alignment is the angle of the steering pivot when viewed from the side of the vehicle
Caster has little effect on tyre wear, but it affects steering stability If the caster is out of adjustment, it can cause problems in straight line tracking

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  • The new ELS 3D alignment system has a tilted camera boom for flexible vehicle positioning, eliminating the need for a fixed position to carry out alignment checks and being able to position the camera at the touch of a button.

    Running the Pro 32 software application, the ELS saves space in the workshop because everything is mounted on the support post.

    VODI (Vehicle Orientation Directional Indicator) on the camera system helps when the monitor is out of sight, while interchangeable grippers on the wheel clamps assist work on different wheel types within a clamping range of 11” rims to 22” rims (up to 26” with additional adaptors).

    Tracking Tyres

Top Tread recommend that you get your tracking/alignment checked regularly and every time after any violent shocks to your tyres, for example hitting a kerb, pothole or speed bump at speed.

Today's modern suspensions require a precise four-wheel alignment that can only be achieved through a modern alignment system such as computerised wheel alignment and here at Top Tread we have the best equipment on the market. Trust Top Tread