Wheel Alignment Check-Enjoy The Perfect Ride with Wheel Alignment & Balancing

Wheel Alignment Check

Wheel Alignment Check

Modern Wheel Alignment Check equipment used at Pellon Tyres Halifax UK

Pellon Tyres new Hofmann 4 wheel Alignment machine ask for a free  Wheel Alignment Check

 

Overall, you should always be mindful of your wheel alignment. The cost of wheel alignment is cheap if you consider the benefits it will give you.

Front end alignment does not take more than twenty minutes to accomplish with a computerized wheel alignment service. as a result here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax UK we are upgrading our machine.Hence to a new Hofmann 4 wheel alignment machine. Hence, with a customers print out.

Whichever the case, having a misaligned front wheel is very dangerous. Thus, for many reasons. One-Is that you lose control of the steering wheel, and second is that it could lead to more serious problems with the under chassis of your car.

When you are due for a front end alignment when you steering wheel veers to the left of right when you are moving on the road, you will know. This should not happen. It is very difficult to drive a car which is misaligned. Because, you always have to keep a tight control on the steering wheel. Making sure you do not cause any accidents on the road due to the lack of vehicle control.

Aside from tyres being worn out faster. Of course, you are also wasting fuel . Because, the engine of your car exerts more energy and so works harder just to enable your car to run straight. Consequently, when you have misaligned wheels. Of course, you are also using up a lot of your automatic steering and hydraulic fluid. Everything has to work harder. Including the driver of the car.

Wheel Alignment Check could save you money?

Of course, you are also running a great risk by driving your car with misaligned tyres. Front end alignment does not take more than twenty minutes to accomplish. Hence, with a Hofmann computerised wheel alignment service. Because, it is more accurate. Measuring the precise alignment of all four wheels. Subsequently, this is much better than our old manual wheel alignment gauges.

The front end alignment cost is cheap, costing £29.90 for both wheels. Depending on whether or not your steering parts are seized up or not?. On top of the alignment cost. You can also include wheel balancing service. For an additional fee of around £10 a wheel. Naturally, it is important to have the wheels of your car aligned.

Because, if you continue running your car with misaligned wheels. Then your tyres will wear prematurely. Also the tyres   will be worn out faster than the normal rate. The moment you notice a slight veering of the steering wheel either to the left or to the right. So you know your car needs front wheel alignment immediately.

Wheel Alignment Check

Thanks Eric Roberts.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee. Of course, for all our work and parts. Also selling  tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk. Using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. Offering courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us. naturally, for work doing. Official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes. Carrying out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

 

Four Wheel Alignment Adjusted+ Can Also be known as (Tracking)here in Halifax Yorkshire UK.

Four Wheel Alignment Adjusted

Four Wheel Alignment Adjusted

Four Wheel Alignment Adjusted

eric roberts‘s insight:

Wheel Alignment is very important

If you are going to have a new set of tyres fitted. Then it will pay you to have the four wheel alignment checked. Of course, if it is out then adjusted to the correct settings. Ensuring that you your new tyres will have the best start possible. What I mean is that when your steering geometry is set correctly. Then your car will perform to its maximum, and the steering will feel correct and

wheel alignment

Worn tyre edges due to the wheel alignment being out

the steering wheel will be straight.

We all know the feeling when the car steering wheel is off centre and when you try to straighten the wheel the car veers to the left or right, not very comfortable at all, this what wheel alignment equipment does for you, it will correct that and the car will steer and drive perfectly. There are many types of alignment machines on the market place and in my opinion they all do the same job, they correct your cars alignment. The one featured in this article from the back of a van, will do just the same job as an all whistling £20000 machine that sits on its own car lift and gives you a computer printout at the end it. They all do the same final job and read the state of your cars Wheel Alignment Halifax

Four Wheel Alignment Adjusted

W.heel alignment will affect the amount of wear  that your tyres have to withstand. The  alignment settings on most cars is designed to minim wear and tear and keep a high level of driver and passenger control and comfort.y carrying out the correct four wheel alignment you will reduce wear on the tread rubber of your tyres, this will give you a comfortable increase in their life and performance, the correct alignment will also  improve your cars fuel economy.  It will also keep high standards for the cars  handling and driving safety by minimizing your cars  steering and stability problems.

Misalignment can be caused by hitting a kerb or driving over a pothole, it can also be thrown out in more severe cases like a collision or other forms of accidents, which could easily knock your cars suspension out of alignment. Misalignment can usually happen as your cars suspension and steering parts wear out or when they are replaced. When your cars wheel alignment is incorrect, then rapid tyre wear will happen especially on either of the tyres edges, where the tread and the sidewall meet each other, and vehicles handling will be badly affected. It is usually the case that you will have to replace your damaged tyres sooner than expected.

To update we have now invested in a new Hofmann four wheel alignment machine.

Wheel Alignment Adjusted

This tyre is worn out on one side due the wheel alignment being out.

 

Eric Robertswww.mot-halifax.co.uk

 

 

 

Wheel Alignment Problems-When and Why Do You Need a Wheel Alignment?

Wheel Alignment Problems

Wheel Alignment Problems

Wheel Alignment Problems, is your car pulling to the left or right?

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The words wheel alignment

will be heard thousands of times a year by any member of the motoring fraternity. One of the most common first signs that your wheel alignment is out, will be that your steering wheel will be out of line and not feel to in a straight line, hence when you are cruising along your car feels to be pulling to one side or the other.

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If you should happen notice that your vehicle pulls significantly . Either, to the left or right . Especially, when you are driving along in your car . On  a straight, flat road. hence with not much wind about. Then you will probably having  Alignment Problems. Another bad sign is when you notice that your  tyres are wearing off. Especially at the edges of the tread area. Then this means that your alignment will need adjusting . Thus, to correct your  Alignment Problems . As a result, you should take your car to a local tyre dealer or a good  garage. Especially, in your local area to have its wheel alignment checked. of course, this is an easy job for your tyre guy to perform. Especially. if your vehicle’s wheels are not properly aligned. Therefore, it will cause abnormal and premature wearing of your tyres.

When this happens it is best to take to your car  it into the local  Service centre or Tyre shop, to have your (wheel alignment or sometimes known as tracking) adjusted.

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This can usually be done while you wait or when you have new tyres fitted. Some companies have huge expensive  Alignment Problems adjusting machines and will charge from £50 to £100 for the job doing  but having your alignment carried out on a medium sized machine that operates by laser beams should only be charged between £30 and £40 for the job doing, the more expensive machines will give you a fancy print out to keep after the work is done ,but in my opinion the final alignment will be just as good.

Wheel Alignment Problems

  Some cars require a 4 wheel alignment, but you will find this out by asking you Auto centre to check this out in the cars manual or their Autodata computer data-base…

Eric Roberts… https://www.pellonautocentre.com/wheelalignment.htm

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres .Giving a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Also selling Budget Tyres Online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. As a result, we offer courtesy cars to local motorists. Who need to go to work and leave their car. Hence,with us for work doing. Of course, we are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes.Carrying out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Check your Winter Levels-Also -Check your Tyres and Wheel Alignment

Check your Winter Levels and have your wheel alignment checked after winter driving

Check your Winter Levels

Check your Winter Levels;Steering geometry is a very important part of your cars upkeep and maintenance. The very least you should do is to check the wheel alignment when new tyres are fitted or when the car is serviced make sure that this is part of the service and that it is carried out in a correct manner.

Check your Winter Levels to shake winter off of your car
Richmond Times Dispatch
Some garages recommend a wheel alignment — which can cost around $80 — or a tyre rotation as part of your spring maintenance.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Wheel alignment and a tyre rotation is good advice ?

This is good advice from the Richmond Times Dispatch article. As winter ends and we are approached by the spring time it is good sound advice to have your steering wheel geometry carried out on your car.

  • This is because most car drivers will have driven over a pothole or speed bump that was covered in snow, and would have had the tracking knocked out by the slightest impact . Most cases you would not have known and your tyres will wear away at one edge or the other, causing premature wear and in some cases affecting your cars steering and the position of your steering wheel.
  • The cost here in Halifax in West Yorkshire UK is around £29.90 for the average saloon car and tyre rotation will only be at the £20 mark. it is also worth noting that wheel alignment goes under another name here in the UK, it is also known as “tracking”.
  • After checking your steering geometry, it is important that you check (or have checked for you) your engine coolant levels.. make sure that you have the correct level of anti-freeze for the upcoming winter weather. It is really  important that you check Check your Winter Levels such as the engine coolant level at regular intervals – weekly if possible – it’s an easy job to do. Your levels should not change and if you find that you are having to top the levels up, then it is possible that you may have a leak on the cooling system. The thing is, that you never know when bad weather will affect you and your car, so Check your Winter Levels.
  • If you have a leak then it is better that you find out about it at home rather that miles away whilst driving down a motorway. loss of fluid could mean that  engine will overheat causing your engine major problems, or at least blowing your cylinder head gasket. if you are not so sure about the amount of antifreeze to put in your cars radiator filler tank, then seek advice from your local garage or Unipart Car Care centre, if you live here in the UK.
  • Also make sure that you keep your window washer bottle topped up with de-icer screen wash, there is nothing worse that a frozen windscreen when driving along and your washer bottle and windscreen keeps freezing up, so that you cannot see a thing in front of you. The beginning of the 2014 winter has brought us the usual mixed bag of cold followed by mild air hitting the UK from the Atlantic.
  • We have have a mixture of conditions from warm days to freezing cold days with light snow. I am always amazed at the resilience of our drivers, who have once again beaten our expectations, by preparing their cars so  Check your Winter Levels for the winter ahead.The drivers using winter tyres has risen year after year and i put this down to “word of mouth”advice from motorists who have experienced the value of this product in snow and ice.

Many thanks Eric Roberts… www.mot-halifax.co.uk

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all

Check your Winter Levels

Check your Winter Levels;Tyre pressure checks are also very important

our work and parts. We also sell Cheap Avon Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

See on www.timesdispatch.com

Post compiled by Eric Roberts a member of Point-S

Peugeot 206 Bushes- “Looked like the Back Wheels were falling Off”

Peugeot Rear wheels rattling about due to Peugeot 206 Bushes

Peugeot 206 Bushes

Peugeot 206 axle refitted with new Peugeot 206 Bushes

One of the many phone calls that we receive was from a lady in distress in a local town called Batley here in West Yorkshire UK.

She said that another motorist had pulled her up, because her rear wheels looked to be coming off. She called us for assistance and we recovered the car to our Halifax Garage.

The red coloured Peugeot 206 duly turned up and we hoisted the car onto one of our two poster ramps. We soon discovered that the 2007 Peugeot 206 Problems had a common problem for this car, the Peugeot 206 Bushes had collapsed.

Peugeot 206 Bushes

Peugeot 206 Bushes rear axle removed

What we do is to keep a whole axle unit in stock from another Peugeot 206 and we recondition the axle fitting new Peugeot 206 Bushes and any other part that needs replacing, we find that this is the easiest way to complete this job, to change the whole unit. We then rebuild the broken axle in a quite moment ready for the next one that comes in.

If you live in the UK you can sometimes see the rear wheels on the Peugeot 206s

Splaying out from top to bottom. This is the first sign of the bushes going, or it is often picked up on the cars annual MOT test, by failing the rear axle bushes.

For more information about the Peugeot 206http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peugeot_206

To conclude we fitted the reconditioned rear axle including the new Peugeot 206 Bushes and the car went away as good as new.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Wheel Alignment-Toeing Out-Tyre wear-Toe in and Toe out cause irregular tyre wear

Wheel Alignment-Toeing Out

Wheel Alignment-Toeing Out; settings that are crucial to your tyre wear

When having your wheels aligned. (usually after having new tyres fitted). It is important to remember. That the most critical setting is called the “Toe”. If your wheel alignment is out from the correct setting. Thus, by as little as 1/32 of an inch.As a result,  then each tyre on the axle will scrub 3 1/2 feet sideways for every mile driven on. Hence, causing your tyres to wear out prematurely. This makes Laser Wheel Alignment paramount and a money saver.

The “toe” in or out. Accordingly, determines the way that the tyres will operate.As a result,  in relationship to the centre line of the vehicle. When the toe is not straight and is pointing in or out determines the way your tyre will wear. For example, if your wheels were “toeing out” then your tyres would wear on the inside if they were “toeing in”then your tyres would wear on the outside. As the car drives along the road, a rear wheel drive car pushes the front tyres and the fact that the toe is out caused resistance in a rearward movement of the suspension arms against the bearings.

 

Front wheel drive cars pull the vehicle along resulting in a forward movement of the of the suspension arm against the bearings, for rear wheel drive cars a positive toe is used to correct the suspension movement, and for front wheel drive cars a negative toe is used.

Wheel Alignment-Toeing Out can  alter the vehicle’s handling, increasing the toe-in will reduce oversteer and adjusting the cars Wheel Alignment-Toeing Out will reduce understeer, by doing this it will cause adverse tyre wear, although the vehicle will have better steering and handling. It is always better to adjust the settings as recommended by the car manufacturers handbook.

Wheel Alignment-Toeing Out

Before you adjust the toe outside of the manufacturers” recommended specs” to give the vehicle better handling beware that the toe settings affect the tyre wear. The toe out on our wheel alignment machine is measured on the turn plates. The wheel alignment machines take the readings, and they are measured by a laser beam and reflected onto the display screen. Our wheel alignment machine will give a reading for inside and outside wheel this reading is in degrees. When the wheels are straight ahead, the readings should be at zero.

The steering wheel should be in a straight position and locked into place before the wheel alignment adjustment is made.

Toe out angles are registered by the angle of the Power Steering this allows the inside wheel to turn at a sharper angle compared to the outside wheel. Steering arms are part of the steering knuckle or the ball joints and are not adjustable. Problems with toe out are often due to a damaged steering arm and must be replaced.

An excellent website that explains Wheel Alignment-Toeing Out and associated different parts is…http://www.anewtoronto.com/wheel%20alignment.html

Wheel Alignment-Toeing Out

Wheel Alignment-Toeing Out; a wheel alignment being carried out on a Spitfire

 Eric Roberts

Renault Clio Steering Wheel Not straight- needed Wheel Alignment?

Renault Clio Steering Wheel Not straight

Renault Clio Steering Wheel Not straight; Wheel alignment would have stopped this. Renault Clio Steering Wheel Not straight

Here at Pellon tyres, we are always getting customers cars with bad wheel alignment problems. The latest being a Renault Clio that the client presented to us for an MOT test that they had booked in “online”.The picture in this blog shows precisely the condition that the tyre was in, the tyre was down to the steel belt of the tyre construction, a very dangerous state to find your tyres in. If this customer checked his wheel alignment at regular periods, then the tyre would not have been in that state.

Drivers should always check their Wheel Alignment, whenever you buy a set of new tyres . It is also a great idea to have a wheel alignment when suspension parts will be replaced, or you knowingly hit the curb or going over things like speed bumps in the road. It may not appear so at the time, but your wheel alignment will probably be out of line and cause damage to your tyres.

Wheel alignment consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels

The first static suspension angles that need to be measured and adjusted are the caster, camber, toe, and thrust angle. Another good reason to track your is to straighten your steering back to a level position; All these problems will be solved and corrected through wheel alignment adjustment.

 Renault Clio Steering Wheel Not straight;A great look at a website for more technical motorists is available on the link below; 

http://www.anewtoronto.com/wheel%20alignment.html

About Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre industry now for 40 years. My previous job was with one of the national tyre companies before starting, my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.

Nice Triumph Spitfire-calls into Pellon Tyres for a “Wheel Alignment” Takes Me Back!

Nice Triumph Spitfire;No wheel alignment ?

Eric Roberts 8/7/2011. wheel alignment.

During the week I was walking through my garage work area.  I spotted a very nice Triumph Spitfire on a ramp having a wheel alignment by one of my mechanics Dale Linton. I could hardly believe my eyes, this was a fine specimen of a car.

This model was now classed as a vintage car here in the UK. Never the less it  still looked good to day against our modern sports cars. Cars such as the small Mazda’ s. This particular car had been really looked after and restored by its owner. He had brought the car to us for two General tyres and a wheel alignment. I had a conversation with the owner as this car brought back fond

Nice Triumph Spitfire

Nice Triumph Spitfire waiting for a wheel alignment

memories of my youth and I think it was my second car although I am sure that I had a couple of minis before upgrading to a Triumph Spitfire, my first “sports car”.

My spitfire experience was short lived however. I remember fitting two new 155×13 Dunlop tyres to the front. However  for some reason in those days,(mid sixties) we did not do any wheel alignment , in a general tyre fitting bay, It was due to go to the garage to be done as this was a job for a regular garage and the two kinds of businesses operated separately, not like to-day where we are classed as auto centres and now do all car work under one roof. I was to have the wheel alignment done after the three day holiday.

Nice Triumph Spitfire

Anyway after having my new tyres fitted I set off to a seaside resort in Yorkshire UK called Scarborough, (it was a pilgrimage for young people to visit the resort on most bank holidays,here in the North of England), I met up with some friends in a small village at a party, but we decided to leave the party and go into Scarborough for the evening fun.

I set off in my gleaming “spitfire” and my friend followed in his old Austin Cambridge,(now another vintage car). We headed for the main A64 route into the resort, we went down a small country road and round a sharp bend . We came across the A64 at great speed, I slammed all on with the brakes but my friends car would not stop crashing into the back of me. Luckily no one was hurt, but both cars were “write off’s”.

Never did get my “wheel alignment”

My Nice Triumph Spitfire was a write off after only three weeks of ownership. My car was towed back to Dewsbury and it never got the wheel alignment done at garage what a sad day.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.

Wheel Alignment Saves Money-Tyre Wear and a steering wheel that pulls you to one side.

Wheel Alignment Saves Money

Wheel Alignment Saves Money

What Causes Your Wheel Alignment To Be Out ??

Wheel Alignment Saves Money

Wheel Alignment Saves Money

In the Halifax area of West Yorkshire, we have a high incidence of cars requiring Wheel Alignment, the primary reason for this is driving over potholes and speed bumps, this can alter the vehicle’s steering and suspension geometries or damage critical components such as tyres and steering parts. Out of aligned wheels, reduce the vehicles safety or create extra running costs, also destroying the tyres prematurely, but by ensuring the wheels are correctly aligned, this will be avoided, and drivers can minimise the effects of any pothole or speed bump damage and ensure they remain as safe as possible.

The recent severe weather will inevitably increase the number of potholes. And will be the cause of the damage. Because the holes may be covered over with snow and ice. This severe weather could cause some serious safety issues for drivers, if a motorist knows that they have gone down a pothole they should get their alignment checked, most auto centres will give you a free Car Wheel Alignment check, and you only pay if the alignment is out and it needs adjusting.

Wheel Alignment Saves Money

Another sign that your wheel alignment is out. Therefore, is that your steering wheel may not be straight. Consequently, this will need all the front alignment re-setting. Naturally, this could take an hour or two you could incur an extra cost. So it may be wise if you asked for an estimate of the cost. Another thing you should watch for when having your alignment checked is the problem of seized up steering parts. It is a possibility that the  garage or auto centre may have to use some form of heat to free off seized steering parts; This will take much longer, and an extra charge will usually be applied, a good once a top auto centre will warn you of this and give you the choice of to have it done or not.

Wheel Alignment Saves Money

Any good Tyre operator will give you a full tyre service for free, he will check your tyre pressures, your tyre tread depth, in the UK the tread depth is 1.6 mm for 3/4 of the tread width from the centre of the tread to the edges, the will also check your tyres for bulges and cuts and then inflate your tyres to the correct pressures, this will be all part of the service which should be carried out with a smile if not go somewhere else.

Wheel Alignment Saves Money

Wheel Alignment Saves Money; To sum up have your Laser Wheel Alignment  carried out at regular intervals. Especially, if you think that you have hit a pothole. Or gone over a speed bump too fast. You should always have the alignment checked. Especially,  if you are having new tyres fitted. In addition. Even if the auto centre asks you to come back later. A few days will not scrub your tyres off. Furthermore, have your pressures and tyre wear checked regularly. If you have any doubt of what tyre to buy always go for a mid-range make. This will mean that you get good quality and the tyres will be cheaper than a branded make. Once again a good garage or auto centre will be glad to help and check your tyres for free.ELast Line From The Boss about Wheel Alignment Saves Money

Hi Eric Roberts here I hope you enjoy my article about wheel alignment. website called https://www.pellonautocentre.com  and are members of  POINT-S

 

Pot-Holes Time Again- Driving over Pot-Holes Damage Your Wheels and Alignment

Pot-Holes Time Again; Eric Roberts explains the importance of wheel alignment on your car.

In the North England we experience many vehicle owners wanting (Wheel Alignment), the primary cause for this is Pot-Holes Time Again in the road and speed humps, this can change the automobile’s steering and suspension settings or smash critical parts such as tyres and steering components.

Pot-Holes Time Again

Pot-Holes Time Again

Potholes, reduce the cars safety and add expensive extra costs,  damaging the tyres prematurely, but by ensuring the wheels are correctly aligned,  and motorists can eliminate the effects of any pothole or speed bump injuries and make sure they stay as safe as possible.
The latest heavy rain will, without a doubt, add to some potholes. Furthermore, these holes cause the destruction. The holes are covered with slush and snow. These holes can cause many safety issues for motorists. Consequently, if a driver knows that they have hit a pothole they must get their wheel alignment checked out, most garages will give you a” free of charge” tracking test and you only pay for the job if the wheel alignment is out.
An added sign that your wheel alignment is out. Will be that your steering wheel is out of line. Often needing all the front wheel alignment readjusting and possibly will take an hour or two to do, you could have an add-on charge, so it may be sensible if you asked for an estimate of the cost.

Pot-Holes Time Again; A further thing you should look out for when having your wheel alignment checked is the possibility of rusted up steering parts.

Most auto centres have to use some form of heating equipment. Heating will free off seized up driving components; The job of heating will take more labour time. A further charge may by added. Once again an excellent auto centre will advise you of this. And give you the option of to have the job done or not, it will be your choice.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. As members of Unipart Car Care Centres and give a federal guarantee for all our work and parts. Pellon Tyres sell general tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. They offer courtesy cars to local motorists. Who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship