WHEEL ALIGNMENT


Why Total Alignment?

  • Reduced Tire Wear
    • Improper alignment is a major cause of premature tire wear. Over the years, a properly aligned vehicle can add thousands of mile to tire life. Most tires are replaced prematurely due to adverse wear.
  • Better Gas Mileage
    • Gas mileage increases as rolling resistance decreases. Total Alignment sets all four wheels parallel, which along with proper inflation, minimizes rolling resistance.
  • Improved Handling
    • Does your car pull to one side? Do you constantly have to move the steering wheel to keep your car traveling straight ahead? Many handling problems can be corrected by Total Alignment service. With all the vehicle components aligned properly, road shock is more efficiently absorbed for a smoother ride.
  • Safer Driving
    • A suspension system inspection is part of the alignment procedure. This allows worn parts to be detected before they cause costly problems.

HawkEye high-definition digital imaging alignment technology is designed and built in the USA by Hunter Engineering Company, the leading worldwide provider of undercar service equipment.

Information about wheel alignment courtesy of Hunter Engineering Company.  Learn more at www.hunter.com

How Hawkey High Definition Digital Imaging Wheel Alignment Works:

Hunter's HawkEyeTM high definition digital imaging technology uses four precision cameras to measure the position and orientation of targets mounted on each wheel of your car. The aligner computer uses this information to calculate your car's current alignment measurements and then compares these measurements to the car manufacturer's (O.E.M.) alignment specifications.

If it determines that your car's wheel alignment is outside factory specifications, the aligner provides the technician with the exact information needed to make the proper adjustments and return the alignment angles to the manufacturer's specifications. 

Here's What We Do:

For vehicles with non-adjustable rear suspension:

  1. Alignment angle readings are measured at all wheels.
  2. The steering wheel is centered.
  3. Adjustable front wheel alignment angles are referenced to the rear thrust line and set to the vehicle manufacturer's specification.

Result: all four wheels are parallel to one another and the steering wheel is centered.

For vehicles with adjustable rear suspension:

  1. Alignment angle readings are measured at all wheels.
  2. Adjustable rear alignment angles are set to the manufacturer's specification. (Rear thrust line corresponds to vehicle centerline.)
  3. Steering wheel is centered.
  4. Adjustable front wheel alignment angles are referenced to the rear thrust line and set to the manufacturer's specification.

Result: all four wheels are positioned straight ahead and parallel, and the
steering wheel is centered.

For answers to some frequently asked questions about wheel alignment, click here.

 

 

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