The Importance of Proper Wheel Alignment

Drivers across established racing circuits like MotoGP, Nascar, and even Formula 1, all say the same thing: wheel alignment makes a difference. At SportsCarBoutique, we know that all Luxury European Automotives - whether they are owned by road or track drivers - deserve the performance car treatment.


For owner’s across the European Luxury and Performance Car spectrum, who know all too well how easy it is for a simple tuning to turn into a multi-thousand dollar servicing. For that reason, it’s paramount that wheel alignment is maintained regularly. 


Wheel Alignment is an often overlooked, but incredibly influential aspect of European Automotive performance and maintenance. Properly aligned wheels help Improve Fuel Efficiency, Vehicle Handling, and Reduce Unwanted, Expensive Issues down the road (literally). 


First thing’s first, what does wheel alignment actually involve? Essentially, wheel alignment ensures that the angle of the tire is correct in relation to both the road and suspension system across three different axes: 

 

  • Camber: refers to the inward-outward angle of the tire when viewed from the front of the vehicle

 

  • Toe: The extent to which the tires turn inward and outward when viewed from above. Wheels can be toe-in (think pigeon-toed) or toe-out

 

  • Caster: refers to the angle of your car’s steering axis when viewed from the side. Wheels can have a positive caster (tilt towards driver) or a negative caster (tilt towards front of vehicle)

 

Porsche Macan Best Wheel Alignment Servicing at SportsCarBoutique in Toronto


Together these aspects contribute to the overall performance of your vehicle in various ways. Misaligned wheels may produce a variety of negative effects including Steering Wheel Vibration, Uneven Tread Wear on Tires, Pulling of the Vehicle towards either side, Off Center Steering Wheel when driving straight, and Reduced Fuel Economy. 


Furthermore, drivers need to know that their vehicle is being serviced by mechanics who have the experience and technology to properly service their brand of vehicle - luxury cars require more than just the first shop off a “Wheel Alignment Near Me” Google Search.


At SportsCarBoutique, we use the latest in Laser-Assisted, Software-Enabled Technology by industry leader John Bean to deliver top-notch alignment to all European Luxury and Racing vehicles. John Bean’s balancing kits, equipped with 3D-Imaging and Laser-Assisted measurement capabilities, are used extensively on exclusive vehicle brands like Audi, Bently, Lamborghini, and Porsche, among many others. 


Your European Automotive is placed on a Hoffman Scissor Lift, shifted into neutral, and rolled back and forth to even out the suspension. Next, your Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, or BMW is placed on the Hoffman Lift’s rotating disks which allow for movement of the front tires via the steering wheel. It’s now ready to undergo SportsCarBoutiques Expert Wheel Alignment services.


Our experienced technicians then conduct a variety of tests on the Cambre, Toe, and Caster of your tires, as well as ensuring that the steering wheel is perfectly aligned with the rest of the system. Our Tech-Enabled, Automated processes ensure absolutely precise Wheel Alignment in each and every European Performance Vehicle that goes through our servicing center and allows us to adjust multiple metrics to meet our clients exact needs.  


If you're interested in Wheel Alignment for your Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, or any other European Automotive, give us a call or come visit today!