The Importance of Wheel Alignment

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The Importance of Wheel Alignment

by | Tips & Tricks

The Importance of Wheel Alignment

Improperly aligned wheel can cause excessive wear on your tires and reduce your gas mileage “Improper alignment can reduce fuel efficiency by as much as 10% – about 31 cents per gallon”. When your tires are not perfectly vertical to the road, certain areas of your tires and tread will carry the a disproportionate amount of your vehicle’s weight while other sections may almost not even touch the road. This means that there is more friction on the part of your tire that is carrying the load, leading to faster wear on the tire than would occur with more even weight distribution. If your tires are not parallel to each other it actually causes one tire to travel “diagonally.” This means that your tire is, for all intents and purposes, spinning in a different direction than it is traveling! Again you will see uneven wear on your tire, but this additional friction also means that your engine has to exert more force, and use more gas, to push it forward. In addition to that, your misaligned tires are actually “travelling” a greater distance than if it were spinning straight forward, leading again to more tire wear and fuel consumption. When your customers know this they will bring there vehicle in for alignment.

Depending on the type of vehicle you have, new tire prices can range anywhere from $50 – $1,400 a piece! The moral of the story? Regular wheel alignments will save you money in the long run as neither tires or gas are cheap! Our state-of- the-art wheel alignment equipment can have your car’s front end and back end wheel alignment problems fixed in no time. Get the most out of your tires and optimize your vehicle’s fuel economy.

Hofmann Geoliner 680 XD Imaging Wheel Alignment System

Make Selling Alignment to Your Customers Easier with New Hofmann geoliner 680 XD Imaging Wheel Alignment System Conway, AR – Jan. 5, 2016 — Quick alignment checks and advanced measurement features are some of the unique characteristics of the new Hofmann ®  geoliner ®  680 XD Imaging Wheel Alignment System. This versatile aligner will provide shops with thorough and easy-to- understand printouts that can assist in the sale of services.

“Not only is the new Hofmann geoliner 680 XD wheel alignment system simple to operate, it also provides shops with an audit printout that can be easily explained to customers,” said Adam Brown, product manager for Hofmann ®. “Because of how efficient and accurate it is, the 680 XD should quickly lead to an increase in alignment sales for any shop that utilizes it. ”The high resolution imaging technology of the new Hofmann geoliner 680 XD Imaging Wheel Alignment System delivers fast and precise readings for the user. The geoliner 680 XD also offers exclusive platinum features like advanced measurements for suspension troubleshooting and the quick alignment check that lets the user know immediately if a vehicle needs an alignment. The printout from the quick alignment check shows dimensions, tire diameter and alignment data on one page, making it ideal to share with body shops.

The passive front and rear XD targets on the Hofmann geoliner 680 XD improve the durability of the aligner since there are no electronics to damage. In addition, the Hofmann AC400 Touchless Alignment Wheel Clamps are simple to work since they only contact the tire, resulting in secure clamping without touching the rim.

Tru Line Wheel Alignment System TL-12 Deluxe

The TL-12 is completely portable and can handle any vehicle that rolls up to your shop from small to large. The TL-12 Deluxe package has everything you need to do an alignment in your shop, in the parking lot or in the field. If your lifts are tied no worries, just move the TL-12 to where you need it. If the vehicle is too large to fit in your shop, do the alignment in the parking lot. TL-12 has the lowest cost of ownership and longest field operation of any machine on the market. The TL-12 will do everything a system of $40K will do and more. We have no maintenance contracts, software to upgrade, technicians to call for service and a product that will be in operation for you for many, many years. Our system is not sexy, no bells no whistles. All those bells and whistles cost you money. The TL-12 just does the job.