Wheel Alignment in Colchester

For perfectly aligned wheels choose API Motors Ltd

Modern vehicle steering & suspensions are far more technical than ever before. The word tracking is not appropriate and belongs to a former generation of vehicle maintenance. There is a need for accurate and precise measurements in our digital age.

A vehicle on a ramp having its wheels corrected - Wheel Alignment Colchester

Wheel alignment is important for keeping you anchored to the road, it also helps you to get the maximum number of miles out of your tyres. If you clip a kerb or drive through a pothole, you might find that your wheel alignment is thrown out of the manufacturer's recommendations. Our team in Colchester are experts in four-wheel alignment and we check the angle and direction at which the wheels are set. Caster, camber, tow-in, tow out & ride heights will be checked against the manufacturer's specifications to ensure your vehicle travels in a straight line.

You will be presented with a computer-printed report of the initial reading of your vehicle's alignment. If the vehicle requires an adjustment you will be asked before we carry out the work required. We will then provide you with a fully printed report showing the completed adjustments. All the information is recorded within the computer for any comparisons or general service history that may be required at a later date.

Mechanic measuring a vehicles wheels - Wheel Alignment Colchester

Why is it important to have your wheels aligned?

Longer lasting tyres

Misaligned wheels can increase tyre wear, which means you’ll need to replace them sooner. You can save yourself time and tyres by checking your alignment regularly, your carbon footprint is reduced where premature tyre disposal is no longer an issue.

More miles for your money

If your wheels are misaligned the engine will have to work harder, which means your vehicle will use more fuel. Your fuel consumption costs over a 12 month period will be greatly reduced.

Better handling

Misalignment may mean that your vehicle pulls to one side. With total alignment, road shock is absorbed and your vehicle's suspension will give you a comfortable ride. You will find you steering to be far more responsive with easier handling.

Safer driving

When we align your wheels here in Colchester, our wheel alignment experts also check the suspension system, which enables us to report any potential issues before they become costly or safety related problems.