4 WHEEL ALIGNMENT & GEOMETRY

PRICES (VAT INCLUSIVE)

  • 4 Wheel Alignment Only - £79
  • Hourly Rate of £66 per hour to adjust 
    *Extra Charge may apply if any components are seized*

It's vital, both for reasons of safety and performance, that the wheel alignment of your Alfa is checked regularly. This should be done annually in any event, but also if you hit a kerb with a wheel, if you notice that your tyres are wearing unevenly, or after any suspension work has been carried out on your car. Steering and suspension wear can also affect your wheel alignment, as can driving too fast over speed humps and potholes.

Improving Safety and Efficiency

Regular wheel alignment checks will help to:

  • Minimise tyre wear
  • Optimise the handling and cornering of the car
  • Improve fuel consumption
  • Improve braking
  • Help keep the car safe to drive

Older cars used to require no adjustment to wheel alignment apart from the tracking of the front wheels. This was carried out using a simple mechanical jig which used mirrors to check the alignment of the front wheels. Unfortunately technicians at many tyre and service centres still believe that this simple check is all that is required

Independently-Adjustable Suspension

Modern Alfa Romeos, like many sophisticated high-performance cars, have complex independently-adjustable rear suspension systems. When correctly set up, these allow the car to perform and handle much better than a car with a traditional rigid beam axle system.

Even if the front wheels are correctly aligned, the car will not perform properly unless the rear wheels are also in alignment, and tyre wear will be uneven.

Bosch Four-Wheel Alignment System

The Bosch 4650 four wheel alignment machine uses a unique system consisting of 12 3D cameras to carry out high precision measurements which guarantee the highest rates of reproducibility, therefore ensuring accurate and reliable results no matter how many repetitions are made.

Using this set up we are able to offer a 4 wheel alignment 'check' in under 30 minutes thanks to the simple yet highly sophisticated rolling road run out system that measures the compensation on all 4 wheels simultaneously, highlighting any alignment/mechanical faults that may or may not be present on the car.

A four wheel alignment service can be carried out using and positioning the light measurement boards and sensor heads with the magnetic wheel clamps. This process usually takes about an hour as long as there are no seized components or further complications with the car.

The information is presented both graphically and numerically on the computer display.

When the alignment process has been carried out, the system produces a print-out which shows exactly how the four wheels are aligned.