Wheel Alignment in Oldham, Bury Manchester
Volksmasters Geometry & Alignment system is a state of the art Hawkeye Elite TD system. This allows us to perform full 4 wheel alignment checks on your vehicle at a full dealer level. Incredibly accurate adjustments can be made to your vehicle’s Geometry and this includes adjustments to the camber, caster and toe.
The Benefits of Wheel Alignment
- IMPROVES FUEL ECONOMY
- IMPROVES VEHICLE HANDLING AND SAFETY
- IMPROVES TYRE WEAR
Volksmaster offer fully dealer level for Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen. We also cover Mercedes, BMW, Vauxhall, Ford, Mini, Fiat, etc.
Our highly qualified staff can ensure that your vehicle handles and performs exactly as the manufacturer intended. We also offer a bespoke adjustment service. If you have specific requirements then we can set the system to adjust your car accordingly. Our experienced Geometry & Alignment technicians will give a “before and after” report sheet showing any adjustments made or required. Geometry Sessions includes putting the car on the machine, taking the readings and adjusting the front toe. Our costs are always a fraction of the dealership’s costs.
|Fixed Rear Axle Adjustment||£72|
|Multilink Rear Adjustment||£99|
All prices include VAT.
Hunter Hawk Eye Wheel Alignment System
Many people do not give it much thought, but wheel alignment is extremely important for your vehicle. Not only do properly aligned wheels last longer, but they also reduce wear and tear on your car, improve driver safety, and enhance road grip. We always keep these factors in mind when we provide our customer service using the state-of-the-art Hunter Hawk Eye wheel alignment system.
We have invested in the latest and most advanced wheel alignment technology to ensure our customers leave our premises satisfied and are sure to return.
What Makes Hunter Hawk Eye Special?
The Hunter Hawk Eye system detects misaligned tyres in a matter of seconds and with pinpoint accuracy. It uses special sensors to measure the wheel’s camber, toe, and caster, while the system compares the collected data against a pre-installed database. Once the machine does its work, our technicians and mechanics work in tandem to align the wheels in the right position and according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
The Hawk Eye system uses Quick Grip technology that sticks to the tyres instead of the wheels. Not only does that protect the wheels against damage but it allows special sensors and cameras to detect the wheel alignment with accuracy.
The Quick Grip adapters are inter-connected using the software so the information they collect is transferred onto a single screen, which shows the collective output from all four wheels. Moreover, the Hunter HawkEye re-calibrates the steering column to reset the Electronic Stability Control to factory specifications.
When the technicians are adjusting, you can see their work on a screen. The software allows you to see what is being changed and by how much. If you want, the technician can provide you with an easy-to-read printout of the alignment data. The before and after pictures will prove that the work has been performed with commitment and professionalism.
Hunter constantly updates its database, adding new vehicles as well as introducing new models so that every vehicle is covered. The system currently caters to 1000s of models from various manufacturers, with new ones being added all the time.
Which Components Does the Hunter HawkEye Target?
A wheel alignment involves the tweaking of three major components. The toe, camber, and caster.
It refers to the angle of the wheel, measured against the position of the strut. The camber is denoted in degrees. So, if the top of the wheel is tilted inwards, there is negative camber, and if it tilts outwards, the camber is positive. The position of the tire will determine the amount of wear and degradation it goes through. If the camber is too high or too low, the life of your tire can be negatively affected, resulting in quicker wear. Furthermore, the camber can cause a change in driving performance. For example, if the camber is positive, the car will have less grip, and it will pull to the side a lot more.
Caster measures the tilt of the steering axis, and it is also denoted in degrees. The caster is positive if the wheel is in front of the strut. However, if the wheel is behind the top of the strut, then the caster is negative. Usually, the caster is adjusted to be between 3 to 5 degrees on the positive side as it helps the vehicle brake and carry its load better. The caster should be the same on either side of the car, or else your vehicle will move towards the side with the most negative caster. In other words, it will become incredibly difficult to steer and control the car, if the caster is not set right.
The third and last setting for a wheel alignment is the toe, and it is perhaps the most important. The camber and caster do not have much influence on tire wear as the toe. The former two are more concerned with vehicle handling, while the latter leans towards tire life and wear.
The tyres can face inwards or outwards. Contrary to popular belief, they do not run parallel to each other, except if they are allowed to do that. A toe in would allow greater vehicle stability and less tire wear, whereas a toe out would cause excessive tire wear and reduced vehicle stability.
Performance drift cars are tuned to have a toe out so that there is lots of oversteer, resulting in power slides, and drifts are easy to perform. Other race cars have a toe in setup, allowing for more stability in a straight line.
The best way to keep your wheels in check is to go for a wheel alignment every six months or after you hit a huge pothole or some other obstacle that can knock the alignment out. If you continue driving with misaligned wheels, you will not only put more stress on the car’s suspension, but the tyres will wear quicker, and you will have difficulty handling your vehicle. Your best bet is to get your wheels aligned using the Hunter HawkEye system, as it does the job accurately in a matter of seconds.If you have any questions about the wheel alignment process or you wish to get your wheels aligned then call our car remapping experts at Volksmaster today on 0161 624 5060.
We have service centres in Bury 0161 761 3030, Oldham 0161 624 5060, Heywood 01706 622633 and a Van Centre also in Oldham 0161 628 5270 that also cover the surrounding areas and North Manchester, all providing a top class wheel alignment service . You can book easily online now, we offer a courtesy car or a Pick Up & Drop Off service for your convenience and a free wash and vacc.
Arranging Your Service
Drop your car off
Simply drop your car off with us between 8am and 10am and in most cases your vehicle will be ready for collection the same day between 3.30 and 5.30. Outside these hours you are welcome to park.
Wait with your car
Most servicing and repair work can be done while you wait. If this is your preference we have a superb waiting area equipped with free hot and cold drinks and a interesting viewing area where you can watch our trained technicians working on your vehicle.
If your vehicle needs to stay with us for 1 day or longer then you are able to pre-book one of our courtesy vehicles to keep you mobile.
Pick up / drop off
The ultimate hassle free solution; one of our drivers will arrange to collect your vehicle from your home or place of work at a pre-arranged time and then return your vehicle when the work is complete. Our service advisors will contact you when the vehicle arrives on site during the day to discuss the progress of the work and then advise you of the time you can expect your vehicle back. Contact our service advisors for more details.