Tracking or Wheel Alignment
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Incorrect wheel alignment or tracking can result in premature and irregular tyre wear and can even affect the handling and road-worthiness of your vehicle. The first thing to do if your car is pulling to one side is to check your tyre pressures and tread depths to make sure it’s not just a tyre low on pressure on one side or bald on the inside.
Although there are many factors that can lead to incorrectly aligned wheels, the most common contributors include driving against a kerb, hitting a pothole in the road or excessive wear to linked components such as steering ball joints such as track rods or suspension.
It is important that your wheel alignment is set to the specification required by your vehicle.
The alignment at which tyres are set is important. Wheel alignment or ‘tracking’ involves checking the direction and angle against vehicle manufacturers’ specifications.
These are often described as toe in, toe out, negative or positive.
Higher fuel consumption as well as excessive tyre wear are a factor of mis-alignment of your wheels.
Wheel Alignment or Tracking
We can track most makes of cars including:
Fiesta / Courier / Fiesta Van
Escort / Escort van
Ford Transit connect