Why is Wheel Alignment or Tracking so important?

Want to maximise your tyres life, fuel consumption and handling performance whilst driving?

Keeping your suspension aligned will help all the above areas when driving your car. If your car wheels are mis-aligned it may cause rapid and irregular wear of your tyres, which ultimately affects their performance and safety of your vehicle, which can result in you having to change tyres prematurely.

There are a variety of reasons why wheels on a vehicle may become misaligned, such as hitting a pothole or object, a kerb, during an accident or even just as suspension components wear down during use. Some of the most common things to look out for if you suspect your wheels may have become misaligned include:

  • The vehicle pulling to the left of right
  • The vehicle pulling or dragging under braking
  • Excessive wear on the shoulder of the tyre
  • Uneven or feathered tyre wear
  • Steering wheel vibration
  • Audible distress while turning corners

Here at Saracens Tyre Services, we are proud to provide an expert wheel alignment service to customers throughout North Wales, ensuring that their vehicle’s wheels are correctly aligned at all times. With over 30 years’ experience in the wheel alignment, tyre supplying and fitting industry, our expert team of technicians are highly skilled and can be relied upon to align your wheels correctly and safely, and at a great price.

If any of these traits are becoming apparent with your vehicle, it is important to take it to have its wheels realigned. Doing so could not only improve your vehicle’s safety, particularly under braking, but will also help extend the life of your tyres, as well as improving your vehicle’s fuel economy and road handling.

Important Information Reference Camber:

Once you have aligned your wheels to be straight this may not solve the problem as you also need to adjust the ‘Camber’ Camber which is the angle that the wheel is set from the vertical position when viewed from the front of the vehicle as specified by your vehicle manufacturer.

An example of ‘Camber’ is as per the picture below:

Wheel Alignment Fact:

If your wheel suspension is just ‘2mm out of alignment per wheel will result in each tyre on a 15″ wheel being forced to cover the equivalent of an extra 28 feet laterally per mile which will effect tyre life and fuel consumption.

Here at Saracens Tyres we have the up to date, state of the art computer wheel alignment system from Supertracker in the form of the STR 130RW.
The Supertracker STR130RW is a 6-sensor computerised aligner will enable us to meet our customer wheel alignment demands.

Saracens Tyres will offer you’re a ‘free of charge’ wheel alignment check of your vehicle. The wheel alignment check is carried out by our trained fitting staff by inputting your vehicle’s registration which will then apply the correct details / tolerances of your car as part of the check. As part of the check, we produce a printout of your cars wheel alignment check which then highlights any areas of concern in ‘Red’ and any areas that are ok in ‘Green’.

This information is then presented to you for you to approve the changes to correct your cars wheel alignment back to your car manufacturers recommended tolerances.

STR 130RW – Computer Alignment System