Often referred to as 'breaking' or 'tracking', wheel alignment is a fundamental part of general vehicle maintenance, which involves checking that your vehicle's wheels are set to the optimum position for your particular make and model, and adjusting the direction and angles of the wheels accordingly. Depending upon the particular instructions outlined in your owner's manual, these specifications could be described as 'positive and negative camber' or 'toe in and toe out'.
2 Wheel Tracking
Our 2 Wheel Tracking Service will ensure your vehicles 2 x front wheels are set to the manufactures specifications which should be parallel, giving you straight driving on a level road.
Full 4 Wheel Laser Wheel Alignment
Using our state of the art 4 wheel laser alignment gauges, we will ensure your car is set up perfectly, to the manufactures original specifications. This service is for both axels (all 4 wheels) and includes measurements and adjustments any adjustments needed to toe in/toe out, positive/negative caster, positive/negative camber. We are able to undertake the work on any make and model vehicle, giving customers a before and after print out of their vehicle.
How often should you check your wheel alignment?
As a rule, mechanics suggest that you check the wheel alignment of your vehicle on a weekly basis. Whilst checking your wheel alignment you should also examine your tyres - check their pressure and scrutinise them for any signs of damage or general wear and tear. By doing this, you can quickly identify any automotive faults and arrange to have them repaired before they develop into more dangerous and costly problems. This simple yet highly effective process can extend the lifespan of your tyres and substantially improve your vehicle's fuel economy!
What can happen if your wheels are misaligned?
Unfortunately, your vehicle's wheels can be knocked out of alignment by seemingly minor incidents, such as driving over potholes or hitting and mounting particularly high kerbs. Misalignment can also be caused by excessive wear and tear to the mechanical components of your steering and suspension systems. It is evident that your wheels are misaligned if you can feel your vehicle drifting to the left or right whilst braking and steering, or if the inner and outer tread surfaces of your tyres are visibly worn.
Not only will these faults reduce the efficiency of your vehicle's engine, handling and steering capabilities, but they will also compromise your safety. This is due to the fact that misaligned wheels will dramatically reduce the rolling resistance of your tyres.
Why choose Redgate Lodge?
If you have any concerns regarding the wheel alignment of your vehicle, our highly skilled Redgate Lodge team can help. All of our fully certified technicians have extensive knowledge of the vehicles we sell at our Newcastle upon Tyne dealership. They will be able to accurately and efficiently align your wheels in compliance with the particular specifications of your vehicle's make and model.
Furthermore, all of the technicians who operate from our full onsite service & repair centre have exclusive access to state of the art automotive maintenance and repair equipment. As a result, you can remain confident that your vehicle will be serviced in a professional and technologically proficient manner.
After all, at Redgate Lodge, it is our mission to provide exceptional car maintenance and repair services for all of our Newcastle upon Tyne and Tyne & Wear customers. So why not contact Redgate Lodge today to ensure your wheels are correctly aligned? Feel free to call us or visit our dealership at your leisure to benefit from excellent automotive maintenance and repair services at competitive prices.