Wheel Alignment – Laser Tracking
Our garage now provides on site Wheel Alignment. Wheel Alignment is also well known as tracking, or wheel tracking, so you may recognize one of these phrases used. We are now using the latest QuikTrak laser tracking equipment, this is a specialized piece of equipment that is required to get your alignment to the best possible accuracy using laser beams, you can look at some of our pictures if you want to try to understand.
Wheel alignment / laser tracking can be a quick procedure if the track rod & track rod end are of reasonable condition as these parts are moved to get your alignment correct. Some heat is normally required to free these parts to allow them to move freely. On other occasions, these parts can become seized & require replacement.
Wheel alignment / laser tracking is a procedure that should be done regularly to maintain balance and get the maximim out of your tyre tread, which should run evenly on your car or vehicle. It is very important to get your wheel alignment checked annually, at least, to ensure you get the most out of your tyres, and that your vehicle is safe to drive.
You should also get your tracking done whenever you get any of the following repairs carried out on your car or vehicle; Shock Absorber, Coil Spring, Ball Joint, Track Rod End (as mentioned earlier), Wheel Bearing, Wishbone or Bottom Arm – these parts mentioned should cover most and are the parts that can need changed from time to time with the roads we have to drive on in Scotland.
Incorrect wheel alignment will result in irregular tyre wear and this will most definetly affect the handling and safety of the vehicle, which may result in you skidding or even worse being involved in an accident – which happens every day. Wheel alignment problems can be caused by day-to-day driving, for example driving into a pothole in the road, driving over a kerb, or by excessive wear to steering or suspension components the parts I have mentioned earlier.
Checking your wheel alignment regularly can prolong the life of your tyres by up to 12,000 miles and increase fuel efficiency due to the reduced rolling resistance with the road – saving you pounds at the petrol pump.
Unusual wear on your car tyres, such as excessive wear on the inside or outside shoulder of the tyre, could be a sign of incorrect alignment, or a failure of one of the parts I described earlier, We recommend getting your vehicle’s wheel alignment checked, and wheels balanced, regularly.
Call Cadzow Car Clinic today on 01698 426105 or 07757 129570 for a quote on laser tracking wheel alignment for your vehicle, or call into our garage in Hamilton. We’re open Monday – Friday, from 8.30am until 6pm and Saturdays from 9am until 4pm.
Alternatively, you can fill in the contact form below and we’ll call you within 24 hours with a quote for your vehicle’s wheel alignment service.