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About Car Wheel Alignment

car-wheel-alignmentWhat is wheel arrangement?

Wheel arrangement is a procedure that is done to adjust the wheels back to the production line details. Generally we suggest get your wheels adjusted each 7000 miles yet you can get them adjusted at whatever time you feel like it. Wheel arrangement can go off the manufacturing plant specs because of numerous reasons, of which some are;

  • Driving on an uneven surface – If your normal driving is more on uneven street surfaces like rough terrain, farmland or when the street conditions are not well than you may endure the issues brought about by misaligned wheels.
  • Hitting corners and potholes – When your car hits a pothole or your strike a corner at a fast and regardless of the possibility that the tire have an uneven tread that should bring about wheel arrangement.
  • Rough streets – If headed to long on uneven streets that likewise cause misalignment. A tear in tire can it too.

Terminology

There are four main types of variations that can occur in the angel of the wheels that are known as toe in, toe out, positive camber and a negative camber. All these problems may lead to uneven wear which can later lead to bigger disasters like blow-outs and punctures.

  1. Toe in – Toe in means when the car tyres pull towards each other. This can lead to excessive tyre wear on the outer side of the tyre. This leaves weak spots in the outer side of the tyre that means more chances of blow outs, tears or punctures on the outer side of the tyre.
  2. Toe out – Toe our means when the tyres push away from each other. This can lead to excessive tyre wear on the inner side of the tyre. This leaves weak spots on the inner side of the tyre. Now this area is more likely to get punctured, tear or even lead to a blow out.
  3. Positive camber – when the tyres are tilted outwards, it is called a positive camber. This leads more wear on the outer shoulder of the tyre. Leading to weak spots and more chances of punctures, tear and blow-out in this area.
  4.  Negative camber – When the tyres are tilted inwards than it is called as negative camber. This leads to weak spots in the inner shoulder of the tyres due to more wear. These weak spots are more prone to puncturesFree Articles, tears and blowouts in that area.

Keeping all this in mind! Some driving situations may need different alignment settings for better performance. Like when you are competing in off-road competitions or racing on tarmac you need different wheel alignment setting for better traction and performance. Although in regular driving conditions these setting may not be appropriate for better performance and economy. So you need professional help when it comes to wheel alignment. Please make sure you go to a professional garage to get your wheels aligned. It is very important.