Wheel Alignment

Our 3D Wheel Alignment technology with state-of-the-art digital cameras the 3D Image Aligner captures a vehicle’s alignment in 3 dimensional space without reference to the lift or the horizontal plane. By using reflective targets on the vehicle’s wheels full alignment readings are achieved.

If issues are detected our adjustment fees are:

2 Wheel Alignment (Front) £25.00 + VAT
4 Wheel Alignment (Front & Back) £50.00 + VAT

Potential issues:

Toe-in & Toe-out (front & Rear)
Incorrect toe can cause the following:

  • Wear on the outside edge of the tyre
  • Wear on the inside edge of the tyre
  • ‘Feathering’ across the tyre thread
  • Mis-aligned steering wheel
  • ‘poor’ handling
  • Increased fuel consumption due to tyre friction

Toe-out-on-turns
Incorrect toe-out-on-turns can cause the following:

  • Excessive tyre wear: ‘feathering’
  • Tyre squeal on turns, even at low speeds
  • Unresponsive steering, i.e. under steer
  • Incorrect camber can cause the following:
  • Wear on the inside edge of the tyre
  • Wear on the outside edge of the tyre
  • Pulling to one side
  • Excessive wheel bearing wear
  • ‘Poor’ handling and steering
  • Incorrect castor can cause the following:
  • Heavy steering: excessively positive
  • Road bumps/shocks felt through the steering
  • Steering vibration/shimmy
  • Lack of steering self-centring

Kingpin Inclination
Incorrect KPI can cause the following:

  • Excessive road feedback
  • Reduced steering self-centring
  • Excessive suspension components wear
  • Incorrect camber angle
  • Vehicle going off-line when encountering road shocks and bumps

Thrust Angle
Incorrect thrust angle can cause the following:

  • Mis-aligned steering wheel
  • Excessive rear tyre wear
  • ‘Poor’ vehicle handling
  • Under steer or Over steer
  • Vehicle ‘crabbing’

Worn or fault shock absorbers
Can cause the following:

  • 50% worn shocks can increase emergency braking by 2.6 metres
  • Worn shock absorbers can increase a driver’s reaction time by up to 26%
  • Cause uneven headlights which can dazzle oncoming drivers
  • Increase the risk of the vehicle aquaplaning by nearly 10%
  • Cause the vehicle to lose control when cornering or caught in a cross wind
  • Make travelling in the car uncomfortable for Driver and Passengers including causing travel sickness!

To find out more about Wheel Alignment in Crawley, email here or call us on 01293 586258

Find Us

Unit 5 – 7
Spindle Way
Crawley
Surrey RH10 1TG
01293 586258

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Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:30
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:30
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:30
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:30
  • Friday 08:30 - 17:30
  • Saturday 08:30 - 13:00
  • Sunday Closed