Book in for your wheel alignment!
Wheel alignment is necessary to ensure that all vehicle wheels point in exactly the same direction. This ensures that the vehicle behaves correctly and always in a straight line, so you don’t have to constantly adjust your driving and bring your vehicle back because it is pulling to one side or the other. If this does happen, uneven wear of your tyres could develop.
How are the wheels misaligned?
Defective alignment is usually caused by shock to a pothole, rubbing on a curb or other impact between a wheel (or wheels) and an obstacle on the road. It is important to note that impact does not need to be huge to disrupt alignment and that an accumulation of small impacts can be equally problematic.
How to restore alignment?
To restore correct tyre alignment, we use a ramp and software that evaluates all the components surrounding the tyres (suspension, brakes, wheels and tyres) to detect any abnormality. The wheels can be adjusted all four at a time or only as required, depending on the damage incurred.
When to proceed with the alignment?
If your vehicle suddenly pulls to the right or left, it is because one or more wheels have been misaligned and alignment will be needed to remedy this situation and to eliminate the rapid wear and tear due to unequal tyres. Uneven tyre wear is a sure sign that there is an issue with your wheels alignment.
How we check your Wheel Alignment Bradford
Toe in/Toe out
This is a measurement of how much the wheels are turned in or out when the wheels are viewed from a straight ahead position.
Where the fronts of the wheels are leaning inwards more than the rear of the wheels this is known as toe-in.
If the rears of the wheels are seen to be a leaning inwards more than the front then this is referred to as toe-out.
Positive and Negative Camber
What is camber?
The angle between the top and bottom of the wheel and the vertical as viewed from the front is known as static camber. The wheel leaning in, toward the center of the car, is negative camber; the wheel leaning out is positive camber.
If the camber position changes, it can have an effect on the surfaces of the tyres, which will impact on the stability of the car. To make a vehicle travel perfectly straight, the wheels must be totally perpendicular to the road.
This is a description of the angle at which the steering pivot points when viewed from the front to the back of the vehicle. If the line is angled forward then the caster is positive, and negative if it is angled backwards.
Caster will affect your steering stability
The type of alignment you need depends on the type of car you drive and here at MCC Manchester Road, our specialists will ensure your wheels are perfectly aligned, using state of the art technology appropriate to the type of vehicle you own. Experts in wheel alignment Bradford!
Visit us at MCC Manchester Road Ltd, 662 Manchester Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 7NL
Telephone: 01274 731322