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What Is Wheel Alignment?

Wheel alignment, or tracking, is computerised wheel alignment ensuring your vehicle's wheels are set to the optimum position, correct to the car manufacturer's specifications. The process involves checking the direction and angle of the wheels. Misaligned wheel alignment can cause uneven and rapid tyre wear and worn suspension units can also ultimately affect the handling and safety of a vehicle.

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.

and regular alignment and suspension inspections are highly recommended. Misalignment of the wheels can also result in poor fuel economy as the vehicle faces resistance on the road surface making the car work much harder to drive along in a straight line which is bad for your wallet and the environment.

Signs of incorrect wheel tracking alignment are:

  • Uneven or feathered tyre wear

  • Steering wheel vibration

  • Drag or pulling

  • Audible distress while turning corners

Phoenix Alloys uses sensor equipment alignment, which allows us to make quick and accurate adjustments to your vehicle’s wheels. Our highly trained technicians can check the camber, caster, thrust line, toe in and toe out dependent on the chosen wheel alignment service.


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