Tracking


Do you need to have your vehicle’s tracking checked?

Autoexperts Medway can check and adjust your car’s tracking.

Do you need the camber or castor adjusted? Do you need a replacement track rod because it is worn out? Can we advice you on uneven Tyre wear?

Wheel alignment, sometimes referred to as tracking consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels. They are adjusted and set to the car maker’s specification. The purpose of these adjustments is to ensure that vehicle travels straight and true. as a result this will reduce tyre wear.
All new vehicles leave the factory with their alignment checked and adjusted. Once the vehicle’s tracking has been set and the suspension has settled, the wheel alignment will not alter.

Reasons for adjustments:

The main reason to have your tracking checked and possibly adjusted will be if the track rod end has been replaced. Should the vehicle been involved in any collision there is a possibility that the steering arm may have been damaged. By adjusting the tracking we can reset the wheel alignment and take out any intolerance.

Common Misconception:

The most common misconception with tracking or wheel alignment is that it causes uneven tyre wear. Wear on the inner or outer edges of tyres does not automatically mean that your vehicle tracking is out. The most common reason for uneven tyre wear is under inflation of the tyres and overuse of power steering. (see the disadvantages in our power steering section)

Does your tracking need setting?

The answer is generally, probably not. If you know the history of your vehicle and you know that no damage has occurred throughout its life then it is unlikely to need the tracking adjusted.
Unfortunately the problem with tracking is that you may not notice these defects until after a few months of usage or after running some distance.
Tyre wear leads to frequent replacement of tyres thus adding to running cost for the consumer.

We would recommend that you book your vehicle in for the specific problem that you might have. Allow our technicians to judge on what is required to repair or replace. We are happy to advice you on to try and avoid unnecessary repair or replacement costs.
The typical alignment on a vehicle takes about an hour under ideal circumstances. Should the track rod arm be rusted or seized, extra time may be required or parts may need to be replaced.

Why Choose Autoexperts Medway?

We at Autoexperts Medway have established a superb reputation for high quality services. Refer to our testimonials from our customers from Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester on our testimonial page.
On many occasions when carrying out a diagnosis a partial strip down is necessary. Should you agree to have any necessary work completed at this time, this initial diagnosis becomes free due to the fact that your vehicle has been partially stripped down already.
So if you think your car needs the tracking set up because the wheel alignment is out because you have had a track rod end replaced. Or are your tyres showing signs of uneven wear, come to Autoexperts Medway in Gillingham we are close to both Chatham and Rochester in Medway making us the idea garage to use.

 

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