Garage Equipment Supply carries the finest in wheel service equipment.
Alignment is a necessary step to take to ensure tires and efficiency
are running at optimal levels. For a wheel alignment system to be
profitable, it needs to be fast, efficient, and easy. The bottom line
is, if you can't get the alignment done quickly, and accurately, you
won't be making a lot of money off of wheel alignment. This is why we
carry Ranger, Bosch, and CEMB wheel alignment machines. They're all
industrial-grade wheel alignment systems designed for automotive shops.
Each is built with the full intention for years of dependable service.
If you are looking to improve your garage services, look here to see
what Garage Equipment Supply has to offer for wheel alignment systems.
you have to do a wheel alignment test or a tire rotation, you will find
the right alignment tool here.
Having the proper wheel alignment systems installed in your shop garage,
makes for easier wheel maintenance, such as your rear wheel alignment,
tire rotation or general car alignment.
What is wheel alignment?
Wheel alignment sometimes referred to as tracking, is
part of standard automobile maintenance that consists of adjusting the
angles of the wheels so that they are
set to the car maker's specification. The purpose of these adjustments
is to reduce tire wear, and to ensure that vehicle travel is straight
and true (without
"pulling" to one side). Alignment angles can also be altered beyond the
maker's specifications to obtain a specific handling characteristic.
Motorsport and off-road applications may call for angles to be adjusted
well beyond "normal" for a variety of reasons.
primary angles are the basic angle alignment of the wheels
relative to each other and to the car body. These adjustments are the
camber, caster, and toe. On some cars, not all of these can be adjusted
on every wheel.
These three parameters can be further categorized into front and rear
(with no caster on the rear, typically not being steered wheels) so
summarily the parameters are:
Setback (front & rear) is often referred as a wheel alignment
angle. However setback simply exists because of the measuring system and
does not have any specification from car manufacturers.
A camera unit (sometimes called a "head") is attached to a specially
designed clamp which holds on to a wheel. There are usually four camera
units in a wheel alignment system (a camera unit for each wheel). The
camera units communicate their physical positioning with respect to
other camera units to a central computer which calculates and displays
how much the camber, toe and caster are misaligned.
Often with alignment equipment, these "heads" can be a large
precision reflector. In this case, the alignment "tower" contains the
cameras as well as arrays of LEDs. This system flashes one array of LEDs
for each reflector whilst a camera centrally located in the LED array
"looks for" an image of the reflectors patterned face. These cameras
perform the same function as the other style of alignment equipment, yet
alleviate numerous issues prone to relocating a heavy precision camera
assembly on each vehicle serviced.