We have a dedicated bay with Hunter computerized multiple axle alignment system. Proper wheel alignment is extremely important to protect tire investment and tire life, maximize fuel economy and stop safely in wet weather conditions. Proper axle alignment helps vehicles hold the road better and feel more stable.
Poor axle alignment causes the tires scrub across the pavement. This increases rolling resistance and directly impacts fuel consumption and tire life. When a vehicle is out of alignment the driver is constantly fighting the steering wheel. Eventually drivers get tired and frustrated with constant correction. Driver fatigue will become a factor that will impact safety, as well as employee satisfaction.
If you have a 2-inch axle misalignment between steer and drive tires on tractor with a 181-inch wheelbase. It would be like scrubbing the tires across the pavement for about 60 feet for every mile you drove. – Truckinginfo.com
Fuel Economy 101 by FleetOwner.com In addition to axle alignment tire pressure is critical. Tires not properly inflated flex more under load, producing heat and increasing rolling resistance, which wastes fuel. Truck tires inflated 10 psi below recommended air pressure levels can reduce truck fuel economy from 0.5 to 1%.
FTC Performs all suspension repairs including disc and drum brakes, slack adjusters, spindles, brake inspections and adjustments, and hubs. Before axle alignment it’s recommended to repair steering components, tires, shocks, air bags, springs, bushings, and bearings. We are a one stop shop for commercial vehicle repairs and service. Please ask us about applying for our 30 day net terms.