Wheel Alignment in Nottingham
Book Car Wheel Tracking in Nottingham Today
At Repair My Car, we offer a wide range of wheel alignment (also known as tracking) and wheel balancing options to keep your cars wheels aligned and driving you in a straight line. Using our Online Booking System below, you can book your cars wheel alignment in Nottingham today.
Ensuring your tracking is in line is important for a number of reasons, including:
- Makes Driving Your Car Safer - if your car's wheels are mis-aligned they can be less stable when having to take evasive or emergency actions.
- Reduced Tyre Life - Mis-aligned tyres will wear in an uneven pattern, depending on which way they are out of alignment. Not only will the tyre wear unevenly, but the part of the tyre in contact with the road will wear faster than the same tyre on a car where the wheels are correctly aligned. This is because the mass of the car is being transferred through a redcued point of contact with road.
- Improved Fuel Economy - Cars with correctly aligned wheels will be more economical with fuel consumption than a car with mis-aligned wheels. This is because the incorrectly aligned wheels will be driving in slightly different directions, thus the engine will need to use more power - and therefore more fuel - in order to propel the car in your chosen direction.
- Improved Handling - Many handling issues with cars can be rectified by 4 wheel alignment. This will give you a safer, more enjoyable driving experience.
Front Wheel Alignment With Toe Adjustment
Rear Wheel Alignment With Toe Adjustment
*We will be able to check and advise if any other adjustments are required (payable as separate price)
Wheel Alignment refers to the angle and direction at which the tyres are set. Hitting kerbs or driving at speed through a pothole can result in wheel misalignment. Poorly aligned tyres can affect road holding, increase fuel consumption and decrease the life of your tyres. If you feel your car pulling left or right without any movement from you on the steering wheel then your tyres are probably misaligned. Come and see us and we’ll get your tyres back in line!
Proper wheel alignment is when three distinct measurements are in line. These measurements are called caster, camber and toe. On some of the more modern cars, however, caster and camber have been eliminated by a McPherson strut, and the toe is all that must be adjusted.
Caster: This is the measurement beginning at the steering axis and ending at the opposite axis, when viewed from the side of the car. In other words, it is whether the vehicle is at its proper height at both the front and rear of the vehicle. Because the vehicle’s height is ultimately what impacts caster, worn springs can lead to caster problems, as can modifying a vehicle with a lift kit. When caster is out, the vehicle can pull to the right or left.
Camber: This is the degree to which the vehicle’s wheels are angled when viewed from the front end of the car. While there is always a certain degree of camber, it is important that there is not an unequal camber between tyres. When the camber is unequal, the vehicle will pull to the side with the most camber. Camber issues can lead to uneven or premature tyre wear. It can also cause problems with the vehicle’s suspension.
Toe: This measures the degree to which the vehicle’s wheels are pointed in or out. Generally, every single vehicle has a slight toe to ensure that the wheels rotate parallel. When toe is off even slightly, drivers will experience vibrations while driving. Toe problems will also lead to issues with tyres such as premature or uneven wear.
It is recommended that a car’s wheels be aligned every 10,000 miles or at least once a year, depending on how the vehicle is driven. Having your car wheels aligned at Repair My Car will have many benefits to your overall driving experience and annual expenditure, including:
- Gain a more secure handling and grip of your car by eliminating drifts to the left/right.
- Add thousands of extra miles to your tyre life through a reduction of tyre wear and friction.
- Improved fuel economy due to the decreased tyre resistance that results from misaligned tyres.
All you need to do is enter your car's registration number into the box above. Once you have confirmed your car details you just need to choose the date and time that is most convenient to bring your car in to us. Once you have chosen, you will be sent a confirmation email containing all of the relevant details of your booking. All that is left to do is bring your car in for wheel alignment at our Nottingham garage.
Wheel Balancing ensures that the weight of the wheel and tyre is even around the axle, and is achieved by placing tiny offsetting weights at specific points around the wheel. If you notice uneven tyre wear or tyre ‘wobble’ at 40 – 50mph, it is likely that your wheels need re-balancing.