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Hunter Wheel Alignment
Hunter wheel Alignment!!! Diagnostic and adjustments all on site. We have 2 ramps on the go. If you suspect you’re having alignment issues or you’ve just had new tyres fitted and would like to get the best from them or just good housekeeping - why not pop down for a diagnostics? Alignment is vehicle specific so tailored to your vehicle and we talk you through every step.
Your car’s wheel alignment refers to the angle and direction at which the tyres are set, which plays a vital role in providing optimum vehicle handling and to maximise the life of the tyres. Incorrect alignment can result in poor road handling, irregular tyre wear and an increase in fuel consumption, all problems that can be easily rectified with a quick and easy alignment test.
Here at The TyreShop we have invested in the very latest state-of-the-art Wheel alignment equipment by Hunter the industry leader in alignment and we are the ONLY tyre shop in Europe to have 2 Hunter Wheel Alignment ramps! Should you have an issue with your vehicle’s alignment, rest assured our expert technicians will be able to diagnose and and reset your alignment as per the manufacturer’s original specifications.
Hunter Road Force Balancing
Hunter Road Force balancing!! The ultimate of wheel balancing. Using state of the art computer simulation to show how your Tyre performs under actual road force pressure. Your wheel is spun on our Hunter Road Force Balancer where a load roller is lowered onto the wheel and puts the wheel under load which simulates the forces applied by the actual road surface. During this test we calculate the standard balance measurement and balance under road force variation simulation. As well as the wheel balance, force variation is able to identify additional issues that standard balancing cannot detect which can cause incorrect balancing or unwanted vibrations. It measures the ‘run out’ (radial forces) and the lateral forces. Using road force variation balancing provides a solution by matching the stiff spot of the tyre to the low spot on the rim. Let’s you continue driving smooth and vibration free
High Performance & Road legal slick Tyres
We often see people buying road legal slicks for on the normal road use and I often wonder do you actually get any benefit from using them on the road? Apart from looking pretty awesome, what are the pro’s and cons? Also on the flip side is there an argument for using normal road tyres on the track?