The primary function of your cars suspension and steering systems is to allow the wheels to move independently of the car, while keeping it “suspended” and stable.
Any play or uncontrolled motion in these systems results in a deterioration of handling and accelerated tyre wear. Vehicle alignment is closely tied to the condition of the suspension and steering systems.
Worn or loose components affect the suspension systems ability to control motion and alignment angles, resulting in a deterioration of vehicle handling and stability, and accelerated tyre wear. The main components of the suspension system are:
- Control Arms
- Ball Joints
- Springs (Coil or Leaf)
- Shock Absorbers
Think you have steering or suspension problems? Beside pulling and bouncing, signs include uneven or excessive tyre wear and poor steering control. If you notice any of these symptoms, or if you have questions about steering or alignment you should seek expert advice from TT Autos by calling us on 0121 356 6000.
Wheel Alignment Symptoms
- Does your car have handling problems or does not feel quite right?
- Do you have uneven tyre wear?
- Has your car been in a slight accident?
- Have you hit a curb or gone over a deep pothole?
You probably have a wheel alignment and balancing problem and need to get it checked out and repaired.
What is Wheel Alignment?
Wheel alignment is essential maintenance for your vehicle which involves adjusting the angles of the wheels so they are set to the car manufacturers specification.
Wheel alignment takes on average around one hour however on some occasions can take longer. For example, the process depends on whether you are having a two or four wheel alignment, whether there is existing damage and or whether components need replacing.
However, to ensure your safety on the road it is important that you keep your car properly maintained and have your wheels alignment when required. This is also essential when you have new tires fitted to your vehicle.
Wheel Alignment Service
At TT Auto Centres we have state of the art wheel alignment equipment and software, which allows us to check your car’s alignment against the manufacturer’s wheel alignment settings.
This allows us to firstly restore these settings to where they should be and secondly, it allows us to collect the data and watch your car’s alignment over time.
Our wheel alignment equipment and software is comprehensive, as well as advanced, and allows us to treat any type of car – from BMWs to Subarus and from Jaguars to Mercedes.
Our Digital Super Tracker Wheel alignment is an important piece of car maintenance that ensures your car’s wheels are giving their best performance in terms of handling, fuel economy, ride comfort and even tyre life.
Thanks to advances in the technology used to measure wheel alignment, a computerised alignment can have your wheels back to the precise positioning that they were when they left the factory, and our standard wheel alignment procedure uses lasers to ensure a good alignment for your car.
Why your wheel alignment is out
A car’s wheels go out of alignment from everyday use, but knocks and bumps caused by potholes or ‘curbing’ your car can have an immediate effect on your car’s tracking.
Even though you might not immediately notice the effect to your car, even having wheels that are misaligned by a small amount can have an impact on your car’s fuel economy and tyre wear, however the further out of alignment your tracking is, the more noticeable the impact will be.
While the two are often confused, wheel alignment is not the same as wheel balancing.
Our standard Laser Wheel Alignment will ensure your front wheels are adjusted to the recommended settings and parallel to each other so your vehicle will travel in a straight line on a level road.
Our wheel alignment and balancing check service, will help you save costs, ensure safety and give you peace of mind. Call us now on 0121 356 6000 to get a free wheel alignment estimate for your car.
We operate throughout the West Midlands including the following areas:
- Monday 9:00am – 6:00pm
- Tuesday 9:00am – 6:00pm
- Wednesday 9:00am – 6:00pm
- Thursday 9:00am – 6:00pm
- Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm
- Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm
- Sunday Closed