We have a Hunter Hawkeye Alignment System which allows us to offer basic tracking for smaller entry level vehicles and comprehensive four wheel alignment, our system is regularly calibrated and updated by Pro-Align (the UK's primary Hunter distributor).
For customers that require a bespoke alignment setup for fast road or track use, we have Hunters WinAlign Tuner Pro Software that allows us to adjust your car for optimum handling, for cars fitted with height adjustable coilovers, we offer ride height setup and corner weighting.
You can find more information about our services on this page but we're here to answer any questions you have, just use the button below to call us during business hours.
We'll measure your vehicle's alignment and offer advice should alignment be required.
Includes 30 minutes labour
Vehicles with front & rear adjustment (includes 60 Minutes labour)
Vehicles with height adjustable coilover suspension only (includes 150 minutes labour) - please call us if you'd like to book an appointment.
Vehicles with height adjustable coilover suspension only (includes 180 minutes labour) - please call us if you'd like to book an appointment.
Our alignment services include pre-set periods of labour, where additional time is required due to seized nuts and bolts etc, this is charged based on our labour rate.
Using our Hunter Alignment System, we'll capture your vehicle's current alignment measurement and offer advice as to the next suitable course of action.
We'll discuss how your vehicle currently handles before completing a short test drive to assess the vehicles handling and steering feedback, then it's back to the workshop where the tyre pressures and condition are checked before the vehicle is loaded onto our alignment ramp.
Using our Hunter Alignment System, we'll capture the vehicles current alignment measurements and then proceed to make the necessary adjustments. Once finished, we'll complete a final road test to ensure the vehicle is handling as expected and the steering wheel is level.
For vehicles with height adjustable coilovers, our ride height setup and alignment package includes everything we offer with our four wheel alignment package plus the additional labour to set the vehicle ride height, this package includes two and half hours of labour.
Height adjustable coilovers aren't just about ride height, the primary purpose of this adjustment is to alter the vehicles weight distribution modifying its handling characteristics, corner weighting is essential if you're a track enthusiast that wants to take full advantage of your suspension setup.
Most vehicle manufacturers recommend having your alignment checked at least once a year, it's for this reason our Technicians perform a complimentary alignment check as part of a routine service but there are a number signs you can out for.
Uneven & Excessive Tyre Wear
If your vehicle's tyres have been wearing unevenly for a while, you may be able to see the effects of misalignment with one edge of the tyre having plenty of tread and the other having very little left. If you can’t visibly see the wear, run your hands over the tyre and you will feel where the rubber has worn excessively on the inside or outside edges but be careful, in extreme cases of excessive wear, fine wire may be protruding from the rubber.
Vehicle Favouring Left or Right
When driving along a straight flat road, if you have to compensate through the steering to keep the car driving in a straight line or the car drifts to the left or right under braking, this is a symptom of misalignment.
Crooked Steering Wheel
Perhaps one of the most obvious and frustrating symptoms of misalignment is when you hold the steering wheel level and the vehicle drifts to either the left or right.
In simple terms no, wheel alignment and tracking are different but it's a little confusing, historically tracking was the name given to the process of adjusting the toe angle of a vehicle's front wheels, this made sense because in years gone by this was the only adjustment that vehicles had.
Technology has of course moved on, wheel alignment as a service takes into account not just the toe angle of the front wheels but the wheel camber, castor and the position of the rear wheels. If your vehicle requires four wheel alignment and you take it to a garage just to have the "tracking" done, you'll still end up with problems caused by misalignment, uneven tyre wear etc.
We can advise you which type of alignment you require based on your reg but as a rule, smaller entry level vehicles typically only require front wheel alignment but any vehicle with independent rear suspension (such as Ford Focus', VW Golf's etc) will require four wheel alignment.
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