Includes four wheel alignment analysis, body frame analysis, steering wheel alignment, front and rear Toe adjustments, computer generated graphical printout of analysis before and after adjustments.
Why to align your car:
For a tire to roll down the road with the least amount of resistance and maximum directional stability, it must be aligned with the road, parallel to the other three wheels on the vehicle, square with the chassis, and properly inflated. Proper alignment provides maximum control and stability to your driving. An accurate wheel alignment increases fuel efficiency, increases life of tire, and prevents damage to other steering or suspension components of your vehicle.
Here at Ormsby, we provide a full service alignment of all wheels, front and back. Our precision Alignment Machine installed summer of 2014, is capable of aligning latest technology used in brand new cars in the market. We can align small cars such as Smart Car, Mini, Fiat 500 to large trucks such as Ford f 350, Box Truck up to 14,000 lb gross weight. Our alignment equipment is equipped with 8 measuring points to accurately measure the misalignment of wheels and body frame, and to provide exact adjustment needed to produce an accurate alignment of each tire. We are one of the few in the Montgomery county with this capability and accuracy.
Rolling resistance is affected by a number of things, one of which is the straightness of the tire with respect to the direction of travel; wheel alignment. If the tire is skewed slightly to one side or the other (toed in or out), it will scrub as it rolls; misalignment. Scrub increases rolling resistance and also wears away the tread, leaving a feathered wear pattern.
The most critical alignment angle with respect to tire wear is toe. Camber is also important and can be affected by caster. Misalignment is usually caused by worn, loose or bent suspension and steering parts (bad tie rod ends, idler arms, control arm bushings, ball joints, struts, etc.), but can also be due to spring sag or improper ride height.
Toe refers to the parallelism of a front or rear wheel to its companion on the opposite side. From a bird's-eye view, all four wheels should be parallel to one another and pointing straight ahead.
Toe is measured by comparing the distance between the front edges of both tires on an axle to the distance between the trailing edges.
Camber is the inward or outward tilt of the wheels as viewed from either front or rear of the car. If wheels lean in, they have negative camber. If they lean out, they have positive camber.
The amount of camber is always expressed in degrees and is found by measuring the tilt of the wheels on an alignment rack or by using a level that attaches to the wheel.
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