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Wheel Alignment

Wheel Alignment provides automotive services and repairs to keep vehicle running at peak performance. We offer computerized alignments,balancing and nitrogen tire filling

Computerized Wheel Alignment

In its most basic form, a wheel alignment consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other. The purpose of these adjustments is maximum tire life and a vehicle that tracks straight and true when driving along a straight and level road.

Wheel alignment is very important to ensuring your tires do not wear prematurely. A proper alignment also means less wear and tear on steering/suspension components. When a vehicles alignment is out of manufacturer recommended specification, it can cause the vehicle to drift/float or pull in different directions.

This can pro ve to be unsafe for you and the vehicle. Improper wheel alignment creates excessive friction on the road surface leading to uneven tire wear and unnecessary stress on steering/suspension components. This excessive drag will also reduce fuel economy.

When Do I Need a Wheel Alignment?

  • If your steering wheel isn't straight or your car pulls to either side or wanders on straight roads.
  • After an encounter with a particularly nasty pothole or kerb.
  • When you are replacing your tyres.
  • We recommend a wheel alignment twice a year to ensure your vehicle's safety, to improve handling and to help maximise the life of your tyres.

Two of the most common problems that can cause rapid tyre wear are incorrect Camber and Toe-In settings.

Camber

This measurement determines whether or not your wheels lean in, out or sit straight up in a vertical position. Incorrect camber makes your car feel as if the steering is pulling to either side. Correct camber ensures the right amount of tyre tread is in contact with the road for safer turning, braking and reduce tread wear.

Toe-In

If your front wheels are 'pigeon-toed', you have toe-in and if they're pointing out like ballerina's feet you have toe-out. Both lead to tyre scrubbing and excessive tread wear and may also cause unpredictable steering response.

Wheel balancing

Wheels that are not balanced or are out of balance generally produce a vibration that is uncomfortable to drive in and results in premature wearing of suspension and steering components, rotating parts and tyres.

Correctly balanced wheels help to eliminate vibration and avoid premature wear caused by an imbalance in the rotating wheel and tyre assembly.

The first sign that your wheels may be out of balance is when your steering wheel starts to wobble above a certain speed. The light weight of modern cars means that they don't dampen down the vibrations caused by spinning wheels in the way that older, heavier vehicles could.

A driver may not always sense an imbalance at the steering wheel. It could be present with but dampened by the vehicle weight. This is why balancing is equally important for both front and rear wheels.

When Do I Need My Wheels Balanced?

  • If your steering wheel or vehicle is vibrating or your tyres are particularly noisy.
  • When you are replacing your tyres.
  • When you are rotating your tyres.

Nitrogen Tire Filling

Fill up your tires with Nitrogen and you can save up to 6% on your fuel mileage*! Save Fuel, Save the Environment, and Save Money by switching to Nitrogen!
Nitrogen has been around in commercial applications like trucking, racing, and aviation, for a number of years because of several key benefits that Nitrogen provides over regular air.

Nitrogen is a Large Molecule

Air will seep from rubber at a rate of 2.5 pounds per month. Nitrogen will maintain this pressure longer, at a rate of only 0.5 per month.

Nitrogen is Dry

This eliminates Rim Corrosion, preserves Steel Belts, and minimizes pressure swings in Hot and Cold temperatures.

Nitrogen is Inert

It will not oxidize the rubber like regular air. This results in an end to chemical aging and decreased flexibility of the tire. You tires will last longer.

Better air pressure retention

Nitrogen doesn't seep out through the tire walls like Oxygen can, so tires remain fully inflated longer.

Enhanced fuel economy

Nitrogen dissipates heat faster than air, and heat causes rolling resistance. "Maintaining tire pressure can boost fuel economy by as much as 6 percent."

Longer tread life

Filling your tires with pure Nitrogen makes tires run cooler, which will reduce tire failure. It also prevents oxidation, which can cause tread separation and belt failure. Since Nitrogen doesn't carry moisture, it won't cause rust on the inside of rims and valve stems.

Slow chemical aging

"Filling a tire with Nitrogen also significantly slows the chemical aging process of the tire's rubber components."