Car or Van Misalignment can increase fuel consumption by 3 – 3.5%
Car and Van Wheel Alignment
The early replacement of your car and van tyres, plus the rise in fuel costs, caused by wheel alignment (or tracking) issues is a large cost to your business, not to mention the time that your vehicle is not earning money whilst off the road.
The good news is, our extensive nationwide centre network has standard and computerised alignment machinery to check and adjust the wheel alignments on all van types from car-derived vans up to 7T twin wheel vehicles. We’ve even got the capability to cope with Extra Long Wheel Base and High Roof Vans at a number of our centres too.
Causes of Misalignment
- Driving through potholes
- Travelling over speed bumps
- Riding up kerbs
Simply take your vehicle to your nearest Modern Tyres outlet and ask for our free wheel alignment check.
Types of Alignment Issues
The process of wheel alignment encompasses three elements that require monitoring and adjusting to ensure correct alignment on your vehicle.
- Toe Alignment - Toe is a measurement of how much a pair of wheels are turned in or out from a straight-ahead position. You will feel your vehicle ‘pulling’ to one side if the toe alignment is out.
- Camber Alignment - Camber is the vertical tilt of the wheel If the camber is out of alignment it will cause the tyre tread to wear excessively on one edge or cause your vehicle to pull to one side.
Camber misalignment may not be adjustable on all vans. If it is out on these vehicles it may indicate that something is worn or bent and should be inspected more closely
- Caster Alignment - Caster alignment is the angle of the steering pivot when viewed from the side of the vehicle.
- Caster has little affect on tyre wear, but it affects steering stability. If the caster is out of adjustment, it can cause problems in straight line tracking
An accurate alignment also provides safe and predictable vehicle control and road holding alongside a smoother and more comfortable ride. You can count on us to make sure that your van tyres are running on the correct path.