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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 you car is 'pulling' to one side.  This in turn can lead to an increase in fuel consumption and premature wear on your tyres.

ATS Euromaster offer a FREE Wheel Alignment check to make sure your tyres are running on the correct path.

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.
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Wheel alignment or tracking is one of the key tyre maintenance factors to ensure optimum performance, even tyre wear and a maximised tyre life. 

An accurate alignment also provides safe and predictable vehicle control and road holding alongside a smoother and more comfortable ride.

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

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Computerised Wheel Alignment

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. Read on to find out more about computerised wheel alignment service at ATS Euromaster:

Computerised Wheel Alignment

  • The latest computerised checking equipment
  • Alignment adjusted to the manufacturer's original specification
  • Far higher degree of accuracy than conventional methods
  • Equipment will be positioned on your car in the workshop area
  • You will see the alignment reading on the screen in reception
  • Good alignment will show as a green arrow in the green zone on the screen
  • Watch as adjustments are made
  • Ask for print outs of the readings before and after the process
  • The computer records the readings each time you have your wheels aligned.

Toe Alignment

  • Toe is a measurement of how much a pair of wheels are turned in or out from a straight ahead position.
  • We can test toe alignment on the front or the front and rear wheels.
  • 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 edge
  • If the camber is different from wheel to wheel it can 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.

Camber misalignment

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 affect on tyre wear, but it affects steering stability
  • If the caster is out of adjustment, it can cause problems in straight line tracking
  • If the caster is equal but too negative, the steering will be light and the vehicle will wander
  • If the caster is equal but too positive, the steering will be heavy and the steering wheel may kick when you hit a bump.

Computerised Wheel Alignment

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. Read on to find out more about computerised wheel alignment service at ATS Euromaster:

Computerised Wheel Alignment

  • The latest computerised checking equipment
  • Alignment adjusted to the manufacturer's original specification
  • Far higher degree of accuracy than conventional methods
  • Equipment will be positioned on your car in the workshop area
  • You will see the alignment reading on the screen in reception
  • Good alignment will show as a green arrow in the green zone on the screen
  • Watch as adjustments are made
  • Ask for print outs of the readings before and after the process
  • The computer records the readings each time you have your wheels aligned.

Toe Alignment

  • Toe is a measurement of how much a pair of wheels are turned in or out from a straight ahead position.
  • We can test toe alignment on the front or the front and rear wheels.
  • 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 edge
  • If the camber is different from wheel to wheel it can 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.

Camber misalignment

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 affect on tyre wear, but it affects steering stability
  • If the caster is out of adjustment, it can cause problems in straight line tracking
  • If the caster is equal but too negative, the steering will be light and the vehicle will wander
  • If the caster is equal but too positive, the steering will be heavy and the steering wheel may kick when you hit a bump.

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