Video Wheel Alignment
At Darcy’s of Durham we use the state-of-the-art Hoffman (Snap On) 3D four wheel computerised alignment system.
This equipment utilises digital imaging camera technology and knowledge Snap On have gained directly from their involvement with the NASCAR Penske racing team. We operate the equipment from a clearly defined workshop area, creating the correct conditions for the precision camera check and adjustment process to take place. Due to our knowledge and standards on wheel alignment we regularly carry out alignment adjustments for main franchise dealers.
The Darcy’s of Durham Wheel Alignment Process
- We offer a free alignment check with every tyre purchased or vehicle service. This takes 5 minutes on our state of the art equipment.
- The 3D camera reading will provide a print out of your vehicles alignment condition.
- You decide whether you would like an adjustment.
- Following any required adjustment you will receive a second print out showing the corrections
Our 3D 4-Wheel Camera Alignment system allows you to view the check and adjustment process take place live on the screen within the reception area.
- Please contact us regarding the cost of the alignment. This is generally dependent on type and size of vehicle and the time involved. The price is likely to range from £30 – £80.
Wheel Alignment is an important part of keeping your tyres and vehicle in good condition. Hitting pot-holes, kerbs or speed-bumps may affect your wheel alignment. Mis-alignment generally results in accelerated tyre wear, increased fuel consumption and can cause handling issues with your vehicle.
The common impacts of Mis-Alignment are listed below
Reduced tyre life
Improper Alignment is a major cause of premature tyre wear. & a properly aligned vehicle can add thousands of miles to tyre life. All it takes is to hit a pot hole or clip a kerb and the alignment is probably way out of tolerance.
Reduced fuel economy
Fuel mileage increases as rolling resistance decreases and a correctly aligned vehicle will have all four wheels in the perfect direction, aided with proper inflation to minimize rolling resistance.
Handling & steering problems
Does your car pull to one side, maybe the steering wheel vibrates and do you constantly have to pull the steering wheel to keep your car traveling straight ahead? Many handling problems can be corrected by our Hunter 4wheel Alignment. With your cars system components aligned properly, these annoyances will be eradicated.
As part of our alignment procedure we check the suspension system to allow us to spot worn parts before they cause costly problems. After alignment your braking distances will also be greatly reduced with the correct Alignment in place.
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