In simple terms, a car that has its tracking set properly has all four wheels pointing in the same direction.
If you hit a kerb or a pothole (even at low speed) your tracking can become misaligned. This increases friction on the tyres which leads to increased tyre wear and poor fuel economy. It can also cause handling problems and will ultimately affect your safety.
Not all 4 Wheel Alignment Services are the same.
Many garages offer 4 wheel alignment, but few do so to the standards we insist upon, so beware of cheap imitations.
Visual and Mechanical Checks
Before we do any 4 wheel alignment we always check the vehicle for visible mechanical wear or damage, especially the suspension.
If we find anything wrong with your suspension or any of the vehicle's other mechanical systems, we will quote you for putting them right before carrying out (or charging you for) 4 wheel alignment.
Once we are happy with the mechanical integrity of your vehicle, we will carry out the 4 wheel alignment.
Initial 4 Wheel Alignment (Tracking)
Basic 4 Wheel Alignment:
Full Camber, Caster and Geometry: