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Pedders TrakRyder 4×4 wheel alignment parts include components that enable the adjustment of camber and caster to optimise tyre contact with the road, extend the life of expensive 4WD tyres and improve handling.
Pedders stores are equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment for wheel alignment services. Our technicians have expert training to ensure optimum wheel alignment and balance, providing you with improved performance, comfort, fuel economy and extended tyre and suspension component life. For more information about General Wheel Alignment check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
Wheel balance on the other hand is the balance of the rotating mass of tyre and wheel. Poor wheel balance not only prevents the tyres from running smoothly on the road surface, but also affects both the car’s behaviour tyre wear. Balance and general wheel alignment issues create noticeably different wear patterns on the tyres.
Pedders recommends you have your car’s wheel alignment and balance checked every six months or 10,000km and after any major jolt or impact. Any noticeable change in your car’s behaviour may result from alignment deterioration. If in doubt book your car in for a Pedders alignment inspection. If you’re worried about the cost of wheel alignment get a Brakes, Steering and Suspension Check today! For wheel alignment costs, get in touch with your local Pedders store.
How do you approach a wheel alignment for a modified 4×4?
At Pedders we offer customised wheel alignment solutions for modified and lifted 4×4 and off-road vehicles. Raising the ride height of your 4×4 effects its wheel alignment characteristics and requires a unique wheel alignment setup, and in some cases upgraded parts such as control arms. By fitting these parts and altering the wheel alignment settings we can restore the vehicle’s suspension geometry to as close to OEM as possible while having an increased ride height.
Can you do wheel alignments to help with towing and load-carrying?
Yes, we offer custom wheel alignments for vehicles used for towing and load-carrying purposes. Adding weight to your vehicle can drastically effect its wheel alignment and cause camber and castor issues resulting in poor handling, numb steering feel and increased tyre wear. It’s important to have a wheel alignment that takes into consideration the weight you are carrying so you can avoid these problems.
Should you get a wheel alignment after driving off road?
If you use your every day vehicle to drive off-road, you may want to consider having a wheel alignment service completed after going bush. Driving off-road, particularly on rough or challenging tracks, knocks your suspension around significantly more than driving on smooth bitumen. Harsh impacts off-road can easily alter your wheel alignment, so it’s a good idea to check the common signs of a bad wheel alignment when you return to regular driving.