It is important that every vehicle has its 4 wheels correctly aligned. A vehicle is properly aligned when all suspension and steering components are sound and when the tyre and wheel assemblies are running straight and true.
In its most basic form, a wheel alignment consists of adjusting the angles of the vehicle's wheels, this to make sure that the wheels travel in relation to the geometric centreline of the vehicle. Each wheel has its own set of dynamics (camber, caster and toe) specified by the automobile manufacturer.
The most common symptoms of a car that is out of alignment are uneven or rapid tyre wear and when the car is pulling or drifting away from a straight line. When you notice these kinds of problems on your car your wheels are most probably not properly aligned. In such a case FULDA recommends to have your vehicle alignment checked by a specialist, who is using modern computer aided vehicle alignment equipment. Today many tyre specialists and car dealers have such sophisticated equipment and offer vehicle alignment services.
The best type of wheel alignment is a four wheel alignment. For this type of alignment the technician will place an instrument on all four wheels and measure the vehicle dynamics on all four wheels. Today, many cars have adjustable rear alignment settings, but even for cars without adjustments in the rear, a four wheel alignment will allow the technician to identify any rear tracking problems and compensate them with adjustments to the front. The two wheel alignment, in which only the front wheels are aligned to the centreline, has become obsolete.