Wheel Alignment Service
A simple wheel alignment can save you hundreds of dollars!
The human body is balanced and wears from the feet up, so if you have bad feet then you will have a poor posture and skeletal alignment and most likely suffer from joint and back pain as well as arthritis in the future. The same can be said of your motor vehicle, be it a 4WD, SUV, light commercial vehicle or family car. The way your wheels sit on the road will make a huge difference to your tyre wear, which in turn will place undue amounts of pressure and strain on your bushes and suspension. This can mean that your suspension and joints will wear a lot faster than if your wheels were correctly aligned. As your car wears it wears in a uniform pattern and all parts undergo similar wear. When you replace worn parts with new parts this will then create a different wear pattern which can cause the older parts to wear out more quickly.
The average family car travels around 15,000 to 20,000km per year. If your alignment is out by as little as a few mm from specification it could be the same as being dragged sideways for up to 100km a year. You may start to see the pattern of cost and wear that occurs from not keeping your vehicle in its best condition. The small outlay to check your wheel alignment once a year or whenever you notice any pulling in the steering can far outweigh the replacement costs of tyres, bushes, steering components and many other parts that are all affected by incorrect wheel alignment.
Does your car need a wheel alignment?
Here are a few simple ways to tell if your car needs a wheel alignment:
- Uneven or excessive tyre wear
- The car floats or wanders over the road
- The steering wheel moves to the right or left
- There is a vibration through the steering wheel
- The steering wheels don't stay centred when the car is going straight
Our Wheel Alignment Service
Our highly accurate and speedy service costs less with a better result!
We utilise the latest technology for wheel alignment available. The Italian made Ravaglioli RAV TD 3000 uses the latest technology and not only produces a more accurate result, it takes less time which means we are able to give you a superior service at a better price! We are more than happy to add this service to your normal car or vehicle service at a reduced rate saving you even more.
The benefits of our wheel alignment service
Just some of the ways our service could be helpful to you
- Improved tyre wear and performance
- Improved fuel mileage
- Better Handling
- Reduced wear on components
- Safer driving
When your wheels are out of alignment it will cause additional wear on your tires. With a properly aligned vehicle, you can get thousands of kilometres more out of your tires.
Due to less road resistance from all your wheels rolling evenly without dragging your engine won't have to work as hard and you will get more from your tank of petrol which can add up to quite a saving over the years. Please note that you will need to have all your wheels aligned properly and at the correct tyre pressure to get the most our of your fuel in this manner.
If you have noticed that you are always having to correct the steering to maintain a straight line then a complete alignment will correct these handling issues. On top of that, your tyres will perform better around corners, in the wet and road shock will be greatly reduced as your tyres will have the correct footprint for maximum performance and handling.
With less drag from your wheels there will be reduced pressure on your steering components and joints. You will find that your bushes will last longer and your vehicle will maintain optimal steering and handling for longer due to reduced wear and tear.
Our alignment process will also include an inspection of your suspension system, which means we’ll find any worn parts before they become a costly issue. Just remember that the earlier you replace worn parts the less damage/wear they cause to other components they are attached to. We can also perform any upgrades to your suspension necessary for the individual requirements of your vehicle's safety.
How much does it cost?
Please be aware that quite often wheel alignment pricing will be for the front wheels only. Make sure that you are getting the service that you are paying for. There is also a big difference in the time that it takes to make a minor vs. major adjustment. All minor adjustments are included in our service fee, however some major adjustments can take several hours and are most likely an indicator that there is an issue with your steering and suspension. In the unlikely event that your vehicle falls into this category we will notify you immediately and seek your preferred course of action.
If your steering has been a little off lately then you can book an alignment with your service at a reduced cost. Not only will this save you the time and effort of having to drop your car off for a single job but it will save you plenty in your back pocket where it counts as well.
4 wheel alignment - only $85
When included with a service - only $55
Give us a call today on (07) 4054 6661 and book in your alignment without the wait, or if you prefer you can use our online booking form and book it in yourself directly. We look forward to serving you!
All work is 100% Guaranteed!
We stand by our work and the quality of parts and consumables we use. After trying our service we know you will too! All work carried out comes with a full 12 month or 20,000km warranty and replacement guarantee.
If, for any reason the parts we have installed fail within 12 months or 20,000km (whichever applies first) we will happily cover the replacement of that part and the time to repair or install a new one. We have never had to cover any faulty workmanship to date, but if in the unlikely event that there is a fault caused by our workmanship, the full cost of repairs and replacement will be covered by us. When you trust us with your motor vehicle know that you are gaining much more than just a service or repair. With everything Automotive you are getting peace of mind and the knowledge that your vehicle is in the best possible condition every time you get on the road.