Wheel Alignment | Suffolk | Cecil & Larter Volvo

Wheel alignment, or commonly known as tracking, is the process of ensuring your vehicle’s wheels are set to the optimum position, as per the cars original specifications.

Incorrect alignment can result in irregular tyre wear and can even affect the handling and safety of the vehicle. This can sometimes result in the car continuously pulling left or right

Wheel alignment problems can be caused by hitting a kerb, driving into a pothole in the road or by excessive 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.

Checking your wheel alignment regularly can prolong the life of your tyres and increase fuel efficiency due to the reduced rolling resistance with the road.

The VAS 6331 imaging alignment system leverages patented imaging technology to provide accurate, real-time measurements.

Fixed Price of £49.99

Common faults with misaligned wheels

The diagrams below highlight the common issues with alignment and the reasons why, if not realigned, the tyres will wear more quickly. These wheel alignment positions are described as toe-out, toe-in, positive camber and negative camber

Toe Out

Toe In

The toe settings for the tyres, using our state-of-the-art wheel alignment machine, need to be accurate to ensure that the wheels neither pull together or apart thereby minimising wear on tyres

Positive Camber

Negative Camber

The camber of the tyre, as shown by the diagrams, is set by the manufacturer and needs to be inspected periodically. It can easily be put out by general road use particularly if the vehicle is used on uneven roads or if it has hit a pothole