In order to ensure that the work had been carried out correctly, the customer revisited us here at Drury Lane services for another four wheel alignment and geometry re-check. After a little expert fine tuning, the vehicle was handling perfectly with no pulling from left to right.
We receive numerous referrals from other automotive and suspension facilities which do not have the equipment and/or expertise to repair chronic problem vehicles. This along with customer referrals help generate a great amount of our business. We are constantly striving to stay ahead of new vehicle technology and repair procedures. Our technicians stay on the forefront of technology.
A can prevent unnecessary tire wear and save you money. Have you noticed any unusual bald spots on your tires? Does your car seem to drift to the right or left when you take your hands off the steering wheel? Is the steering wheel not centered when your car is moving straight?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, chances are that your wheels are out of alignment. A misalignment affects your steering and, eventually, if not repaired, can cause premature tire wear. In addition, a wheel misalignment can decrease your gas mileage, because crooked wheels increase the friction as your tires roll across the pavement. A misalignment can be caused by a number of factors, including normal wear and stress. Hitting a pothole can also throw your car's delicate alignment out of whack.
The modern car is built for comfort, performance and handling. In order to achieve and maintain the best ride possible, the steering and suspension needs to be measured and adjusted within the motor manufacturer’s specifications. This can only be done by measuring all four wheels and having a proper full four wheel alignment measurement.
According to manufacturer’s recommendations, the caster angles should be between 3.45 and 2.45 degrees. The four wheel alignment and geometry check demonstrated that the caster angles were 1.5 degrees – grossly inaccurate. It was evident that this was the cause of the steering instability and the pulling from left to right.