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Wheel Alignment: Why is it so Important?

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Wheel alignment is still one of the fastest-growing and most profitable automotive services. Tecalemit’s Trackalign products make accurate wheel alignment quick and easy with a range of models to suit all budgets. Any workshop can offer this as a supplementary service which could make them some much-needed additional profits. Tecalemit offers a full range of Trackalign systems which are fast, precise, and easy to use, so let’s dive into why it’s so important.

Consider the Driver’s Point of View

You should ensure the wheels are correctly aligned for several key reasons. Here are the big ones:

  • Ensure even tyre wear, as unevenly worn tyres can be dangerous.
  • To help extend the life of the tyres.
  • Avoid breaking the law – unevenly worn tyres could be illegal.

Measurements and adjustments should also be carried out when:

  • A vehicle has had a minor accident, especially involving the suspension or chassis.
  • A vehicle is frequently driving over rough ground.
  • A car pulls to one side, needing constant pressure on the steering to maintain a straight line.
  • A car reaches a certain age. Over time, some suspension components will wear enough to cause wheel misalignment.
  • Suspension components are replaced in a car.
Why is Wheel Alignment More in Demand?

There are three main reasons why this service is becoming increasingly popular:

  • Tyres are more expensive due to the increasing cost of synthetic rubber.
  • Wheels and tyres are larger, making them more sensitive to a slight misalignment.
  • Vehicle suspensions are more complex, so wear in the components can cause misalignment.
Why 4-Wheel Alignment?

In many modern cars, the rear wheels being out of alignment can cause “Crabbing.” This is where the rear tyres do not follow the same path as the front, so full, 4-wheel alignment is needed.

Why a Tecalemit Computer-Based 4-Wheel Alignment System?

Basic laser aligners lack two essential features: they do not contain a manufacturer’s database, and they cannot offer a printout of results for your customer. Tecalemit’s computer-based alignment systems are a quick, easy, and affordable way to get these important features.

Here to Stay

Wheel alignment is here to stay and becoming increasingly important. Workshops that can perform accurate, computer-based measurements and adjustments will win over those who cannot due to the increasingly sophisticated nature of vehicles. Tecalemit’s wheel aligners make precise alignment quick and easy within an affordable budget, so make sure you are offering this money-saving and potentially life-saving service.