Generally speaking, the most common causes of incorrect wheel alignment is worn or lose suspension components, impact which can alter the alignment, a change in suspension height caused by sagging springs or excessive load carrying.
Deterioration of wheel alignment can occur gradually. The effect of this deterioration may range from a barely noticeable vibration in the steering to a violent shudder of the car and severe pulling towards one side of the road.
In the past there were two types of wheel alignment: 2 wheel and 4 wheel. 2-wheel alignment involved aligning the front wheels only and was satisfactory for older model vehicles with a solid rear axle. All the current generation wheel alignment machines are designed to perform a wheel alignment to encompass all four road wheels. Even on the older manufactured vehicles, it is just as important to align the thrust line with the geographical centre line of the vehicle, to ensure the vehicle steers straight.
Pedders recommend that all vehicles i.e. those with or without solid rear axles require a 4-wheel alignment. This involves aligning all four wheels together. Particularly for front wheel drive and those with independent rear suspension. Failure to align all four wheels may compromise safety and handling characteristics.
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Deterioration of wheel alignment can occur gradually, and can be detected from a barely noticeable vibration in the steering wheel to a violent shudder of the car. In any case, a wheel misalignment is dangerous for you and your passengers as it can create a severe pulling towards one side of the road.
If you think that you need a front wheel alignment, don’t hesitate to contact your local Pedders Suspension mechanics, who can solve your problem immediately and at a fraction of the cost.
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There are numerous causes of misalignment, such as:
- worn or loose suspension components
- impact with another object
- a change in suspension height caused by sagging springs
- excessive load carrying
Pedders Suspension can effortlessly and successfully calibrate your wheels using our quality wheel alignment and balance equipment. Our mechanics can help drivers in Sydney, Melbourne and any other town in Australia.
It is important to align the thrust line with the geographical centre line of the vehicle, to ensure that your vehicle steers straight when under your control. Pedders recommends that all vehicles get a four wheel alignment, as opposed to a two wheel alignment. Failure to align all four wheels may compromise safety and handling characteristics.
Be safe and order your alignment kit from your local Pedders Suspension store today and get your car wheels checked out. Call your nearest Pedders mechanic, who will be able to provide a price on the cost of repairs.