We Align Any Vehicle & Excel in the Ordinary and Extraordinary!
Here at Fastlane, we take pride in stating that we align any kind of vehicle with perfection. We specialize from the normal everyday car to the exotic. We understand that it is the little things that make a perfect Wheel alignment. It all starts with the proper equipment & know-how. A vehicle road test and inspection are very important to ensure a job done right. It is our duty to ensure that your tires will get the maximum life & that your vehicle handles the way it should. Whether it be your old VW Bug, Honda, Jaguar, it must be perfect. Don’t settle for less!
Wheel alignment technology advances continuously with the introduction of new makes and models of vehicles. Two wheel alignment is quickly becoming obsolete and four-wheel alignment is rapidly being incorporated on many of the new models.
With the technology being incorporated into the newer vehicles, it’s not just the front tires which steer the vehicle. Some manufacturers now use four-wheel steering and complex electronic suspensions. Specific procedures must be followed to ensure proper wheel alignment.
With today’s computerized vehicle systems, improperly aligned wheels can effect engine performance, ride, tire wear, steering and premature component failure.
Proper tire pressure is essential along with proper wheel alignment for extended tire wear. The correct pressure not only allows tires to perform at the standard for which they were designed but is directly related to riding height. Remember that cold tires will register a slightly lower pressure than tires that are warm for usage. Tires with low pressure will wear both outer edges. Overinflation will wear the centre of the tires.
To ensure your car gives the best possible drive, the wheel alignment should be checked annually or every 12-15,000 miles.
Mis-alignment can make your car unsafe.
Wheel balancing, also known as tire balancing, is the process of equalizing the weight of the combined tire and wheel assembly so that it spins smoothly at high speed. Balancing involves putting the wheel/tire assembly on a balancer, which centres the wheel and spins it to determine where the weights should go.
In essence, wheels and tires are never exactly the same weight all around. The wheel’s valve stem hole will usually subtract a small amount of weight from that side of the wheel. Tires will also have slight weight imbalances, whether from a joining point of the cap plies or a slight deviation from perfectly round, because that kind of perfection is impossible to achieve. At high speeds, a tiny imbalance in weight can easily become a large imbalance in centrifugal force, causing the wheel/tire assembly to spin with a kind of “galumphing” motion. This usually translates into a vibration in the car as well as some very irregular and damaging wear on the tires.