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The Issues

Reduced Tyre Wear

Tyre wear is a problem if improper alignment has been carried out or mechanical replacement has occurred. A properly aligned vehicle can add thousands of miles to your cars tyre life. The majority of tyres are replaced due to wear and tear.

Increases Fuel Economy

Fuel mileage increases as rolling resistance decreases. With all four wheels aligned to the correct specification you will have the best possible rolling resistance on your vehicle. This will give you the best possibility to reduce fuel consumption.

Correct Handling

If your car pulls left or right, drifts to one side, feels non-responsive in corners, wanders or tramlines when driving on straight road, these are all symptoms of mis-alignmnent. This can be corrected and make the vehicle handle properly, making it safer to drive.

Component Inspection & Safer Driving

In the alignment process all steering and suspension joints are inspected. Any worn parts can be replaced earlier helping to eliminate potential break downs or components failures.

Alignment Parameters on a Car

Camber: What is it?

Camber increases or decreases the tyre’s grip on the road by the wheel not being upright, when viewed from the front or rear. Correct camber is a requirement and incorrectly set at best will cause tyre wear but at worse could seriously compromise the overall handling
characteristics of the car.

Caster: What is it?

Caster gives the vehicle straight line stability. It is the forward or rearward tilt of the steering axis, in reference to the vertical when viewed from the vehicle side.
Positive caster is where the steering axis is sloped towards the rear. Negative caster (not common) is where the steering axis sloped towards the front.

Toe: What is it?

Positive Toe is the leading edge of wheels closer together. Negative Toe is the leading edge of the wheels
further apart. Our advice would be not to refer to toe as toe-in. For example negative toe is toe out! Better to simply say the car has negative toe or positive toe’.

The rear wheels on many modern vehicles are just as adjustable as the front.


Suspension misalignment increases tyre wear and can seriously affect vehicle handling. Suspension
misalignment costs you money, as well as affecting the way your car handles!