We have the latest Hunter Hawkeye Elite Four Wheel Alignment System which features Hunters patented Quick Grip Target Adaptors eliminating metal to metal contact between the alignment targets and your vehicles wheels, our system is regularly calibrated and updated with the latest manufacturer settings.
For customers that require a bespoke alignment set up for fast road or track use, we have Hunters WinAlign Tuner Pro Software that allows us to set your car for optimum handling. For cars fitted with height adjustable coilovers, we offer corner weighting using our Quick Weigh system to ensure you get the very best out of your cars handling capability.
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.
Free of charge
Vehicles with Front Adjustment Only (Includes 30 Minutes Labour)
Vehicles with Front & Rear Adjustment (Includes 60 Minutes Labour)
Vehicles with Height Adjustable Coilover Suspension Only (Includes 150 Minutes Labour)
Vehicles with Height Adjustable Coilover Suspension Only (Includes 180 Minutes Labour)
If you like to know whether your vehicle requires front only or four wheel alignment, please contact us with your vehicle reg. Our alignment services include a pre-set period of labour, where additional time is required due to seized nuts and bolts etc, this is billed in 15 minute segments based on our hourly labour rate.
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.
Most definitely not, we're sometimes asked why our tracking is priced at £99 when Bob's Garage down the road offers tracking for £30, tracking and alignment are entirely different, our Hunter Alignment System cost us over £23,000, additionally every year it's inspected and calibrated to ensure it's working perfectly. By comparison the equipment used for tracking costs a few hundred pounds.
Tracking was born of a bygone era when cars had very little or no adjustment, any measurement and adjustment tended to be on the front wheels for the ‘Toe’ angle only, tracking on the fronts does not take in account the direction in which the rear wheels are pointing, if you have the fronts adjusted and set straight whilst the rears are out of alignment, the car may favour pulling to one side of the road and your tyres will wear.
In its original sense, tracking uses gauges (usually the hang-on style) where the operator peers through a ‘scope’ or views a light/laser beam on a scale, this system does not allow for run out compensation (taking account for any errors in the wheel rim) which means the reading result can only at best be approximate.
Four wheel alignment measures a minimum of 12 angles and compares them to the alignment data specified by the vehicle manufacturer, wheel rim run-out compensation is taken into account which gives accurate and repeatable readings.
With such accurate readings, four wheel alignment allows toe adjustments of individual wheels which ensure the steering wheel is set straight, further adjustments of camber, caster and other angles (where necessary) can ensure optimum performance and savings.
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