Wheel Alignment

 

Wheel Alignment is adjustment of the angles of vehicle wheels carried out on vehicle’s suspensions that connect the vehicle to the wheels, so that they wheels are perpendicular or at 90 degrees to the ground and parallel to each other.
It is best to check your Wheel Alignment periodically at every 10,000KM and it is highly recommended when changing to new tyres.

Benefits of Wheel Alignment

  • Wheel alignment help your tyres perform properly and wear evenly in order to last longer.
  • It improves steerability, drivability and general handling of vehicle.
  • It keeps your vehicle from pulling in one direction or vibrating strangely while driving on a straight road.

 

How to know when you need Wheel Alignment?
Checking for uneven wear pattern is an indication that that your tyres need alignment. This method however is not a proactive way to save tyres as any visible uneven wear means it is late to save the tyre depending on the degree of wear on the tyre because alignment help to increase the lifespan of tyres.
It is best to have your alignment checked periodically. Experts advice you check if your vehicle wheels are properly aligned after every 10,000km from the last check if the vehicle has not undergone any severe damage from accidents, tyre blow out and potholes.
There are couple ways to tell if your car needs a Wheel alignment. If you have noticed one or more of these indicators, you should have your alignment checked immediately.

  • Uneven tread wear
  • Vehicle pulling to the left or right
  • Your steering wheel is off center when driving straight
  • Steering wheel vibration

If you notice any of these alignment issues, schedule an alignment check with us.

 

Wheel Alignment Procedures
There are four types of Wheel Alignment procedures, and depending on what the technician diagnose after inspection, one, two or all procedures can be carried on the said vehicle. Only on rear occasions all are carried out. The four procedures are as follows 

  1. TOE OR TRACKING
  2. CAMBER
  3. CASTER
  4. THRUST

TOE OR TRACKING
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TOE-IN TOE-OUT
Checking for uneven wear pattern is an indication that that your tyres need alignment. This method however is not a proactive way to save tyres as any visible uneven wear means it is late to save the tyre depending on the degree of wear on the tyre. because alignment help to increase the lifespan of tyres.
It is best to have your alignment checked periodically. Experts advice to check if your vehicle wheels are properly aligned after every 10,000KM from the last check if the vehicle has not undergone any severe damage from accidents, tyre blow out and potholes.
The cost of Toe or Tracking Alignment is between ₦ 1,500 and ₦ 7,000 depending on the size of tyre and vehicle's wheel drive type. Camber Alignment are quite expensive and should not cost more than ₦ 10,000 per wheel.