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Nashua and Manchester NH Area Alignment

ALIGNMENT 59.95603-821-9181 or email, jay jdowns@keyauto.com

ALIGNMENT IN NASHUA NH:

WHY SHOULD I GET ONE

Maintaining proper alignment is CRITICAL to preserving both your car's safety and its TIRES LONGEVITY. Wheel alignments MAKE SURE, that all four TIRES are optimized for THE BEST POSSIBLE TREAD LIFE AND PERFORMANCE 

 The way a wheel is oriented on your car is broken down to three major components; camber, caster, and toe.These are the reasons to get an alignment.

negative camber

CAMBER what does it have to do with alignment 

Camber angle is the measure in degrees of the difference between the wheels vertical alignment perpendicular to the surface. If a wheel is perfectly perpendicular to the surface, its camber would be 0 degrees. Camber is described as negative when the top of the tires begin to tilt inward towards the fender wells. Consequently, when the top of the tires begin to tilt away from the vehicle it is considered positive this affects the alignment.

Negative camber is becoming increasingly more popular because of its visual appeal. The real advantages to negative camber are seen in the handling characteristics. An aggressive driver will enjoy the benefits of increased grip during heavy cornering with negative camber. During straight acceleration however, negative camber will reduce the contact surface between the tires and road surface, the alignment.

Regrettably, negative camber generates what is referred to as camber thrust. When both tires are angled negatively they push against each other, which is fine as long as both tires are in contact with the road surface. When one tire loses grip, the other tire no longer has an opposing force being applied to it and as a result the vehicle is thrust towards the wheel with no traction affecting the alignment.

Zero camber will result in more even tire wear over time, but may rob performance during cornering. Ultimately, optimal camber will depend upon your driving style, and conditions the vehicle is being driven in and whether or not your vehicle has been aligned.

positive caster

CASTER what does it have to do with alignment

Caster defined as the angle created by the steering's pivot point from the front to back of the vehicle. Caster is positive if the line is angled forward, and negative if backward.


wheel alignment toe

TOE

. Toe represents the angle derived from pointing the tires inward or outward from a top-down view 




aligment CONCLUSION 

You should pay attention to this if there is any issue or concern and have your vehicle aligned