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Steering & Wheel Alignment

Checking your wheel alignment on your car or van regularly can significantly prolong the life of your tyres, increase fuel economy, reduce suspension wear, improve your vehicle handling and increase the comfort of your vehicle when driving.

There are different types of steering systems and John Delany Motors has the expertise to deal with them all.

Wheel alignment can often be confusing as the term is misleading. Rather than referring to your car’s wheels, wheel alignment (sometimes referred to as tracking) is related to the suspension and steering. Disruptions to your car’s suspension can cause knock on effects to your wheel alignment, causing the wheels to sit at improper angles. Wheel alignment ensures that all of the wheels are set at the optimum position and correct angles, as per your car manufacturer’s specifications, avoiding further problems with your vehicle.

Hunter HawkEye Elite Technology

We use the very latest computerised technology, Hunter HawkEye Elite Laser Wheel Alignment, to ensure that your vehicles tracking, steering and 4-wheel alignment it is adjusted correctly to the manufacturer’s specification, with a high degree of accuracy.

The system uses four high-resolution cameras and wheel sensors to produce a 3D image of the current wheel positions and alignment measurements. Our trained technicians are then able to carry out specific adjustments to set your vehicles wheel alignment and steering angle sensor back to manufacturers specifications. Typical adjustments can be made to the caster, camber and toe of the wheels.

The Hunter system has sensors which grip the tyre, not the wheel, avoiding any potential damage to the vehicle’s wheels.

Once completed, your vehicles wheel alignment report is printed and thoroughly explained to you. We will identify any areas of concern and explain how these have been rectified.

Why wheel alignment is important

Wheel alignment issues can arise for many reasons, but most popular causes are from hitting a kerb, driving into a pothole in the road or by general wear to steering or suspension components. It is important to get your wheel alignment checked annually to ensure you get the most out of your tyres.

If you experience any of the following problems, you should get your car checked out, as your wheel alignment may need adjusting:

  • Tyres wearing abnormally/unevenly (Read 4 Ways to Check Your Tyre Tread Depth to know what you’re looking out for)
  • Car drifts/steers to one side when driving
  • Steering wheel does not return easily after a turn
  • Steering wheel vibrates
  • There is a squealing noise coming from your tyres
  • A suspension or steering part has been replaced
  • You have driven into a pot hole or hit a kerb.
  • The vehicle has been driven with a flat tyre

For more information or to book your appointment, call 0161 477 6266 or email info@delany-motors.co.uk

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