2 or 4 wheel Alignment

VDU display of 4 wheel allignmentEvery modern car can have 2 Wheel alignment. This is the case on the wheels driving the car (ie the front wheels on front wheel drive cars, and the rear wheels on rear wheel drive cars.

Not all cars, but certainly the majority of modern cars also have adjustments to be made on the non driving axial. The staff at Leatherhead Motor Company will be able to advise you

Effects of Poor Nearside Wheel Alignment

Tyre tread wear caused by poor alignmentFig 3 to the left shows typical excessive tyre tread wear caused by poor Wheel alignment.

If this tyre was on the nearside (passenger side nearest the curb) it would represent what is known as "toe in" and would be reported on the alignment report for correction.

Alternatively it could be reported by the alignment system that it is the camber which need adjustment. This would probably show up visually as a smooth worn patch as opposed to the toe in problem which is a more rough wear area.

Effects of Poor Wheel Alignment

Toe out tyre wear caused by poor alignmentFig 3 to the left shows typical excessive tyre tread wear caused by poor Wheel alignment.

If this tyre was on the nearside (passenger side nearest the curb) it would represent what is known as "toe out" and would be reported on the alignment report for correction.

Alternatively it could be reported by the alignment system that it is the camber which needs adjustment. This would probably show up visually as a smooth worn patch as opposed to the toe out problem which is a more rough wear area.

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