Wheel Alignment and Tracking – Land Rover

    At JLR Essex, we have a team of experts who specialise in a number of repairs and services. It is very important to keep an eye on your vehicles wheel alignment and tracking. Tracking is the same as wheel alignment, however, it tracks the alignment of 4 wheels, as opposed to 2.

    There are many benefits to keeping on top of this. Having a correct wheel alignment reduces chances of uneven tyre wear, and looks after steering and suspension. As well as these contributing to your overall driving experience, if these are looked after properly, it can save you money in the long-term. First of all, the life of your tyres will increase, which are expensive. Secondly, if your steering is affected and is veering to one side, your vehicle is constantly needing to turn back into a straight line, which increases fuel consumption. In fact, a correctly aligned vehicle can save drivers up to 10% on fuel costs and prolong your tyre life by up to 12,000 miles.

    What we do

    Overall, our wheel alignment service is a very simple process when done using the correct equipment and technology.

    At JLR Essex, we use a system approved by Land Rover/Range Rover, the Bosch 3D wheel alignment system.

    Thanks to this system we are able to carry out the test quickly and efficiently. The operation starts with an initial alignment check on your vehicle. We then adjust the rear wheel alignment with the front wheels accordingly, by turning the steering wheel and using the vehicle manufacturer specifications to compare.

    Here at JLR Essex, we offer the best advice and use the most advanced and effective equipment to get you back on the road quickly.

    3D Four Wheel Alignment

    The Bosch 3D 4 Wheel Alignment equipment offers incredibly reliable and precise results, whilst doing so quickly and efficiently. This is why it is one of the best wheel alignment systems around, and also why we choose to use it here at JLR Essex.

    The state-of-the-art system is suitable for cars of any make or model. Measuring a minimum of 12 angles of the wheel alignment, it then compares to the car manufacturers specifications alignment data. This enables us to perfectly repair the wheel alignment to how it was intended. These extremely accurate readings enable us to repair any potential alignment problems with your car very effectively.

    Correct wheel alignment is important for your vehicle’s wellbeing and can enhance your driving experience massively. Thanks to technology, this test can be done in around 30 minutes.

    When should you check your wheel alignment?

    You should aim to check your wheel alignment annually. This is an appropriate amount of time as it isn’t too frequent to be inconvenient, and often enough to detect and fix any potential issues arising early.

    There are some other signs to look out for, however:

    •When your car has had a bump or more serious collision

    •When your vehicle has had a set of new tyres fitted or if you’ve changed your tyre pressure

    •When you’ve replaced any suspension components or steering parts

    •Your tyres may have picked up some unusual wear and tear

    •You may come across some steering issues with your vehicle, with your car wheels veering to the side and struggling to keep in a straight line.

    Overall wheel alignment and tracking are very important for your vehicle and your driving experience. If you catch any potential issues or poor wheel alignment early, this can save your tyres and fuel costs.