Did you know that even a small bump or pothole can affect your vehicles wheel alignment? When this happens it can cause premature wear to your tyres and suspension system leading to poor handling.
Here at Rosebery Steering our wheel alignment machines allow us to carry out all wheel alignment repairs with precision and efficiency. This will ensure your steering geometry and vehicle suspension is aligned perfectly to match manufacturer’s specification. Your car will feel as good as new and your quality of drive will be greatly improved once your alignment is correct.
Benefits of a Wheel Alignment
Longevity of the wheels
Rolling resistance being minimised
The staff at Rosebery Steering are fully qualified and are here to take on all wheel alignment issues for the short time your vehicle is with us. We can also collect and deliver your vehicle at a time convenient to you if you live in Rosebery or near by suburbs.
A suspension system inspection is part of our alignment procedure. This allows us to spot worn parts before they cause costly problems. To balance a wheel, our technician will mount it on a balancing machine which spins the wheel to locate the heavier part. He will then compensate for the heavy part by attaching a lead weight on the opposite side. Many people are pleasantly surprised at how smooth their car drives after balancing all four wheels.
Do you need a Wheel Alignment & why?
To find out if you need an alignment, first check each tyre and look for uneven wear patterns. The problem with this method, however, is that if you can see a wear it may be too late to save that tyre. This is why it is a good idea to have your alignment checked periodically.
Wheel Alignment is often confused with Wheel Balancing. The two really have nothing to do with each other except for the fact that they affect ride and handling. If a wheel is out of balance, it will cause a vibration at highway speeds that can be felt in the steering wheel and/or the seat. If the alignment is out, it can cause excessive tyre wear and steering or tracking problems.
1 – Reduced tyre wear
Improper alignment is a major cause of premature tyre wear. Over the years, a properly aligned vehicle can add thousands of kilometers to tyre life.
2 – Improved handling
Does your car pull to one side? Does the steering wheel vibrate? Do you constantly have to move the steering wheel to keep your car travelling straight ahead? Many handling problems can be corrected by total alignment. With all the system components aligned properly, road shock is more efficiently absorbed for a smoother ride
3 – Safer driving
Most high quality tyres will hold their balance fairly well and go out of balance very gradually. If you notice a vibration that wasn’t there the day before, it is possible that one of the lead balancing weights fell off. If you feel the vibration mostly in the steering wheel, the problem is most likely in a front wheel. If the vibration is mostly in the seat, the problem is probably in the rear.
Please feel free to ask if there is anything you would like us to quote for in relation to your vehicle. Here at Rosebery Steering we work hard to keep you on the road.