Why is it necessary to do wheel alignment in Commercial Vehicles?
Oil change, replacing air filters, and other general service tasks are some of the most effective ways to ensure your truck runs smoothly without any problems. But what about wheel alignment, and why is it important?
People in India may be updated to the auto-market and stocks of their favorite car/truck company but unfortunately not many are acquainted with Wheel Alignment angles.
That well-paid driver of a businessman, who wears a neat uniform, may report to his boss on time, but not necessarily to the tires of the sedan/SUV, he might be driving. A slight negligence in catering to these aspects can lead to problems ranging from a vibrating steering wheel at your hands to hazardous driving conditions which may be fatal. Wheel balancing and alignment, which are often confused, are totally different terminologies and practices. Having said that, both are equally important and hence should be given equal attention for a smoother and safer ride of your vehicle.
This blog shall give you a brief on Why Wheel Alignment is considered a major factor in the Commercial Vehicle segment and how it benefits the stakeholder.
The Importance of Wheel Alignment for Commercial Vehicles
Whether a customer is running a fleet of Trucks or Busses, it is essential the wheel alignment geometry is correct.
Properly aligned commercial wheels can improve driver safety, reduce costs and increase efficiency.
When do you need a Wheel Alignment for your Commercial Vehicle?
- Irregular Tyre wear
- Improper driving or steering comfort
- Uneven roads and potholes
- Collision damage
Why It’s Important to Maintain Your Truck’s Suspension & Alignment
Maintaining your truck’s suspension and alignment is one of the single best ways to produce a smoother, safer, more comfortable ride. Whether you are a safety-conscious fleet manager or a cost-sensitive business owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that your truck’s suspension and alignment are regularly maintained.
What can happen if you fail to maintain your truck’s suspension?
Without the proper maintenance, your truck’s suspension system will eventually deteriorate after months or years of wear and tear. Some signs of deterioration will be quite noticeable while others are more subtle. Here are some signs that your truck suspension is in need of attention:
- Your shock absorbers may begin to leak
- Your strut assembly can deteriorate
- Your springs can sustain damage
- Your ball joints can creak or break
How is poor suspension maintenance linked to wheel alignment problems?
Your wheels are mounted to your truck’s suspension system, so failure to maintain your truck’s suspension can lead to problems with your wheel alignment. And unfortunately, drivers who neglect their truck suspension are more likely than average to neglect their truck wheel alignment. In addition to damage caused by neglect, your wheel alignment can be disrupted when you drive over curbs or potholes.
When you fail to seek regular maintenance, your suspension and wheel components can shift and bend, preventing your truck from driving straight. Additionally, long periods of neglect can cause extensive damage to your truck, resulting in costly repair services.
How Wheel Alignment Benefits for Fleets?
Periodic Wheel Alignment for a truck shall give the fleet owner 5% on tyre saving with Increased Fuel efficiency.
Take it to Experts
So now if you are one who is looking for Wheel Alignment for Truck, just take your trucks to nearby ATS ELGI Commercial Vehicle Wheel Alignment Center powered by our latest technological machine EAGLE-4i.
With our new State of art EAGLE 4i- Commercial Vehicles can be measured using the latest 3D technology, with no electronics on wheels instead only target plates made of Magnesium alloy.
This machine has a special feature as inbuilt 4 compensation modes for RUN OUT, among that our Forward Rolling compensation feature is First in class in this segment and also has inbuilt 3 reference features as Frame, Baseline and Axle from which a user can select according to his convenient.
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