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Athena Automatics perform Wheel Alignment and Balancing on most makes and models - if you car needs a wheel alignment please call us for a quote or fill in our contact form today.

Does your car's handling pull to one side? Are your tyres wearing unevenly? Perhaps your car's performance isn't what it used to be? It may be time for you to get a wheel alignment. Bring your car into the Athena Automatics workshop and we'll have your wheels realigned and your car back on the road ASAP.

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Using a combination of inspection, measurements and our specialised equipment we can determine that exact degree that your wheels and suspension are misaligned and realign them to the car's manufacturer specifications.

There are four main angles that need to be considered for a wheel alignment:

  • Toe (or tracking) - wheels can be pointing in or out and can lead to unpredictable steering response
  • Thrust - the angle that the wheels point in relation to the car's centreline and each other. Misalignment can lead to the car not driving straight
  • Camber - helps tyres maintain optimal contact with the road for turning and driving. Misalignment will cause the car to pull to one side
  • Caster - tilting of the wheel steering axis. The angle needs to be the same on both front wheels or the car will pull to one side and/or it will require more effort to steer the car
 

Talk to Athena Automatics about your wheel alignment today. We can combine our fully qualified expertise and knowledge with our local understanding of the driving conditions in Brisbane to not only make sure your wheels are aligned correctly, but to confirm there are no underlying issues with the technologies behind the wheel that keep you safe on the roads.

Read more about Why only qualified technicians should perform wheel alignment procedures here.

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What is a Wheel alignment?

Put simply, the term “wheel alignment” refers to how well the wheels on your vehicle are aligned relative to each other, as well as to the centre line of the vehicle. While alignment settings can differ between manufacturers and models, all vehicles are designed to deliver precise steering and braking responses - but only if the wheel alignment angles are correct for that vehicle.

Benefits of Wheel Alignment
• Increased fuel economy.
• Prolonged tyre life.
• Braking and steering response is improved.
• Straight-line tracking is improved, and driver fatigue is reduced since the overall driving experience is improved.

Signs You Need A Wheel Alignment

Maintaining the wheel alignment on your car is an integral aspect of its overall maintenance and upkeep. However, this very important step is often ignored or skipped until the first symptoms of poor wheel alignment show up in the form of ruined tyres. Here’s some common signs to look out for…
• Uneven or accelerated wear on the edges of your tyres
• The steering has a “mushy” feel or has become less responsive.
• If your car’s steering wheel pulls to one side.

When should you get a wheel alignment?

Obviously, the best time to get a wheel alignment is when noticeable symptoms of poor alignment are present, but there are also other “best” times:
• When you rotate the tyres
• When you replace one or more tyres
• When you replace standard, steel rims with lightweight alloy rims.
• After any maintenance or repairs on steering or suspension systems - both front and rear.
• When you perform any modification that alters the vehicle ride height or weight distribution.

If you would like to know more about Wheel Alignment check out the following articles :
What causes wheel alignment to “go bad”?
Importance of wheel alignment on new tyres
Wheel Alignment vs Wheel Balance
Types of Wheel Alignment and Procedures
Why only qualified technicians should perform wheel alignment procedures

 


 

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