Wheel Alignment

Correct wheel alignment of the entire rig is absolutely essential. A skilled alignment operator undergoes rigorous and comprehensive training to achieve the required level of accuracy in the use of the equipment.


Al Dobowi have the training nad expertise as well as a totally professional attitude. We use the most modern technology to reduce tyre and fuel costs, reduce downtime for repairs and maintenance and help to increase the service of life of vehicles.


Al Dobowi provide specialist services to the transport industry which enable vehicles to operate profitably and safely in the many various environments in which transport services are required.


The primary objectives of Al Dobowi is to minimise tyre and fuel costs and improve vehicle safety and reliability by optimising steering and handling characteristics of the vehicles. Also to ensure that mechanical components are not damaged by being subjected to improper stresses caused by misalignment of components.


An important, indirect, benefit is to improve operational safety by reducing driver stress and fatigue by] making the vehicle easier to control.


Al Dobowi is continually endeavouring to attain these objectives, by developing the best skills and service techniques and by continuing to provide a positive economic benefit to our clients.

1. CAMBER

From the front the wheel leans to one side n relatoin to the axle centre. The angle of lean is part of the steering geometry design and, if incorrectly set, affects handling and causes excessive wear to the edge of the tyre.

2. CASTER

From the side the wheel leans forward or back in relation to the axle centre. Also part of the design, if incorrectly set, affects steering and handling characteristics.

3. TOE IN/TOE OUT

From the front the wheel turns in or out (pigeontoed or splayed). If incorrectly set, rubber is scraped off the entire tread shortening tyre life and affecting handling.

4. BALANCE

Wheels and tyres must be evenly balanced around the axle or they rotate unevenly wearing the tread excessively and causing a wobble in the steering. Very tiring for the driver.

5. DRIVE AXLE ALIGNMENT

Misalignment causes excessive wear on drive tyres and components. Steer tyres wear unevenly to compensate for the mistracking of the drive axle and increase fuel consumption.

6. TRAILER AXLE ALIGNMENT

Not noticeable through the steering wheel, misalignment causes uneven tyre wear, increases fuel consumption and stresses the whole rig.

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