Alignment check and adjustment

Savirzes regulēšanaDriving on potholes, speed bumps or curbs can disrupt wheel alignment. This can cause the tires to wear unevenly and the car can be carried to one side or the other. Last but not least, it can increase fuel consumption and premature tire wear. Capital car service offers alignment adjustment to make sure the tires are positioned correctly.

What is wheel alignment?

Wheel alignment refers to the adjustment of the vehicle’s suspension, a system that connects the vehicle to the wheels. It is not an adjustment of the wheels or tires themselves, but an adjustment of the angles of the tires which affect their contact with the road.

Proper wheel alignment ensures that the tires are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other, and that the car also travels in a straight line when driving in a straight line. Wheel alignment is one of the key factors in ensuring optimal tire performance, reducing tire wear and extending tire life. Last but not least, the correct wheel alignment ensures safe and predictable driving and keeping on the road, as well as smooth and comfortable driving.

The correct alignment of the wheels is determined by each manufacturer and car model, so that the alignment is as new as it is important to consult a specialist who will determine the alignment of each car.

What indicates the need for an alignment test?

There are various reasons for whether a car needs tire matching. Some of the reasons for incorrect tire alignment are:

  • uneven tread wear;
  • the vehicle is towed to the left or to the right;
  • the steering wheel is not centered;
  • steering wheel vibration.

Why is tire alignment important?

Improper wheel alignment can lead to incorrect and premature tire wear. There are different types of tread wear that result from misalignment:

  • the tires wear out so that the tread is smooth on one side and axle on the other. Such tire wear usually indicates incorrect front adjustment of the tires;
  • the inner or outer edge of the tire is more worn than the center of the tire;
  • one side of the tread block is worn faster than the other. When you go by hand, it will be like a saw tooth. This may indicate insufficient tire air and / or lack of rotation.

What is tire balancing?

Tire balancing indicates any weight imbalance in a tire combination and is often done in conjunction with wheel alignment. There are two types of imbalances that need correction: static and dynamic.

Static balancing addresses balance in only one plane – vertical movement, which can cause vibration. Dynamic balancing refers to vertical and lateral movement. Both types of imbalances require a special balancing device. Tire balancing is essential for proper tire care and premature tread wear.

What are the benefits of the right alignment?

There are various benefits to proper wheel alignment:

  • increases the service life of tires;
  • tire wear is less and even;
  • the car is much easier to drive and better controlled;
  • more comfortable and safer driving.

Formatik car service offers alignment testing and adjustment according to the standards set by each manufacturer, so that your car can be driven easily and safely.