Maintaining your vehicles wheel alignment and tracking is very important for your cars handling and tyre wear.
This can save you money for a few reasons. First of all, if your tyre wear is reduced, this prolongs the life of your current tyres. As well as resulting in uneven tyre wear reducing your tyre life, wheel alignment will also enable you your vehicle to travel in a straight line without veering to one side. If you are constantly needing to steer to travel in a straight line, then this will increase your fuel consumption. A professional alignment could, in fact, save fuel costs of up to 10% and prolong the life of your tyres by up to 12,000 miles. Poor wheel alignment can also lead to suspension issues.
Tracking is simply wheel alignment, but for all four wheels in a vehicle.
What we do
Here at JLR Essex, our experts carry out a range of repairs and services. Our wheel alignment service is a simple process.
We use a BOSCH 3D wheel alignment system which is approved by Jaguar. Our team use the high-grade equipment and offer high-grade advice for your vehicle. We are also quick and efficient, ensuring you and your vehicle can be back on the road in no time.
The process begins with an initial alignment check of your car wheels, which includes a rollout test, to see how the current alignment in performing. Then, using the manufacturer specifications, we adjust the wheel alignment of the rear wheels and front wheels accordingly.
3D Four Wheel Alignment
The Bosch 3D 4 Wheel Alignment equipment is one of the most useful and effective wheel alignment systems on the planet. This state-of-the-art technology is what the team here JLR Essex use.
The equipment measures a minimum of 12 angles of the wheel alignment and is then able to compare your vehicles to the alignment data according to the vehicle manufacturers specifications, using the steering wheel. This is extremely useful as each manufacturer can have varying alignment systems, it also means we can detect any potential issues with very accurate readings.
Offering excellent precision, this modern, technologically advanced system delivers results quickly, for every car make and model. It utilises speed and accuracy to enhance your driving experience.
The majority of the time, wheel alignment problems can be solved in approximately 30 minutes. Considering the importance of the operation and the amount of money it can save you, this is incredibly practical.
When should you check your wheel alignment?
There are warning signs you can pick up on, to see if your vehicle may need a wheel alignment check by a professional. These can include:
• If your car has been involved in a collision, even if it’s just a bump or more serious
• If you have recently fitted new tyres or changed the tyre pressure
• If you have replaced any steering or suspension components
• If your tyres have picked up any notable wear and tear
• If you encounter any steering problems in your vehicle, for example, whether your vehicle veering to one side when you’re travelling in a straight line.
If you’re unsure whether your vehicle is showing any signs of these, it may be worth getting your car checked any, as wheel alignment issues can go undetected for quite some time. The earlier it is found and resolved, the less damaging it can be. If you get your wheel alignment checked annually, this could save you lots of money on your car, tyres and fuel costs.