1 Stop Performance a Burton-on-Trent located specialist in 4 wheel alignment and lowered cars wheel alignment.
Driving a car often means that we have to drive through pot holes, park on the kerb and deal with driving off road. All this can result in wheel misalignment that will cause your tyres to wear out faster. The direction and angle at which your tyres are set are important to both your vehicle handling on the road and your car fuel consumption.
How does wheel alignment work?
During the wheel alignment, the direction and angle of your car is checked against your car manufacturer’s specifications. These are often described as toe in, toe out, positive and negative camber. What “Toe” describes is whether the front of your tyres across the axle are closer or further apart than the rear of the tyres. It is extremely important to check your wheels. Also if due to any reason your car wheels need replacing, it is highly recommended to complete your vehicle wheel alignment. If you're buying a new set of tyres and want to maximize tread life, it's also a good idea to have the alignment checked as insurance. The “Camber” is the inward or outward tilt of your tyre and is specified by your car manufacturer. It can be badly affected by pot holes and kerbs. If you're experiencing any kind of steering or handling problem, an alignment check may be necessary for diagnostic purposes.
How often do I need to check my wheel alignment?
The frequency of your checks should depend on your driving style and the amount of miles you have driven. Also your car will need checking more frequently if you drive a lot across rural areas. There are no time guidelines on this service. Generally wheel alignment should be performed when the tyres demonstrate abnormal wear patterns, or the vehicle develops a pull, usually both will happen simultaneously. Another indication could potentially be your steering wheel, if it vibrates at any constant speed. If you suspect that your car needs wheel alignment, we will happily advise you if you need assistance.
For most cars, aligning the front wheels will resolve many of the uneven tyre wear problems. Although there will be some cars that will need all 4 wheels aligned. At 1 Stop Performance our superb 4 wheel alignment equipment helps us to complete all the work to the best standards and in a timely manner, supporting you with the best service around.
1 Stop Performance is one of the few garages in Burton that offers a wheel alignment service for lowered cars.
If your vehicle requires wheel alignment services or you wish to learn more about our 4 wheel alignment get in touch with our friendly team and we will be happy to help. To contact us please click here.