When you drive a capable off-road vehicle like a Land Rover Discovery Sport, you have the peace of mind of knowing that your SUV can handle steep terrain. However, even the paved roads that you drive daily can take a toll on your vehicle’s alignment. Potholes, unexpected encounters with curbs, and uneven roadways all contribute to premature tire wear and throwing your Land Rover out of proper alignment.
Our Land Rover Peabody service center can perform a comprehensive four-wheel alignment to have your SUV tracking like new again.
What happens during an alignment?
- Your Land Rover Peabody technician may take your vehicle for a short test drive to identify any apparent issues.
- Next, they’ll lift your car to perform a visual inspection of the tires and suspension components to identify excessively worn or broken parts.
- Tire pressure will be checked and adjusted as needed.
- Finally, your car will be put on the alignment rack to adjust suspension angles according to manufacturer specifications.
There are four main adjustments that your Land Rover Peabody technician will make to your vehicle’s suspension:
- Toe: When viewed from above, this is the angle on which the tires move in and out. Toe alignment is essential when it comes to the life and wear of your tires.
- Camber: This is the vertical angle of the tires when looking at your Land Rover straight on. Camber also affects tire wear, though sometimes a slight negative camber is beneficial for vehicle stability.
- Caster: Caster relates to the angle of the vehicle steering axis. This is what helps your Land Rover to stay on course and return the steering wheel to a neutral, straight position after turning.
- Thrust: This relates to the direction of the rear axle and centerline of your vehicle. Ensuring that the front and rear axles are parallel aids in stability and proper handling.
Has it been a while since your Land Rover Discovery Sport’s last alignment? Contact us today to schedule this vital Land Rover service near Malden.