Technician’s Top Tips
Pre-Alignment checks are just as important as the Wheel Alignment itself.
Prior to carrying out your alignment check it is advised to check for excessive wear in suspension components, condition and inflation of tyres. This may ultimately save time and money when diagnosing alignment problems.
Can’t always get the steering wheel straight after adjustment?
After performing the diagnosis stage of the wheel alignment, prior to fitting the steering wheel clamp, it is advisable to start the engine and turn the steering wheel side to side to equalise the power steering fluid. This has been found to assist in ensuring a straight steering wheel position after adjustments have been made.
Routine maintenance – pays
For those workshops who set daily & weekly maintenance procedures for their alignment bay equipment, will not only ensure the best performance from their investment, but also the quality and accuracy of the alignment service given.
The car is pulling to left or right and the alignment angles are within specification? Have you considered Cross Camber and Cross Caster?
Cross camber is the difference between the individual camber measurements and cross caster is the difference between the individual caster measurements. Typically more than 30 minutes of a degree can cause the vehicle to pull.