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Tructrak - Mobile Truck & Commercial Wheel Alignment
Tructrak - Truck Wheel Alignment

Tructrak laser alignment

Tructyre have invested heavily in Tructrak – our specialist division dedicated to on-site commercial wheel alignment. Tructrak’s highly trained and experienced technicians use the latest laser technology, to align your fleet’s wheels to within the manufacturers’ specifications.

Wheels become out of alignment for a variety of reasons, for example, our road surfaces are continuing to deteriorate, levels of debris are increasing, the wheel may have nudged the kerb, or the vehicle may regularly run off-road.

If your vehicle’s wheels are misaligned, the engine has to work harder to overcome the increased rolling resistance. This has an adverse affect on both the tyres and fuel consumption, with increased stress delivered to mechanical components. Safety is also compromised if the driver has to constantly steer to keep a straight line.

Our skilled technicians first correct pressures and perform detailed tyre inspections. Then with sophisticated and regularly calibrated laser technology, accurately align your steering axles to the manufacturers’ specifications, and ensure your trailer axles are square to the chassis. Our comprehensive one-stop service includes puncture repairs, turning on the rim, wheel rotation or re-grooving if required. All designed to ensure we do everything possible to reduce friction and maximise your tyre life.

How often should Tructrak perform a wheel alignment? The Department of Transport recommends the best practise is to have an inspection once a year. If our proactive tyre monitoring detects uneven wear, it’s time to carry out an alignment. We recommend an inspection when we fit new tyres, to ensure you receive the maximum return on your investment.

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Benefits of correct wheel alignment are:

  • Maximised tyre life
    Tyre life is reduced by up to 50% with a 0.5º misalignment.
  • Reducing fuel usage
    On a single axle, a 1º misalignment could increase consumption by as much as 5%. With all axles aligned correctly, consumption can typically be reduced by more than 10%.
  • Reduced carbon emissions
    The engine has to work harder to overcome the increased friction caused by misalignment.
  • Improved driver comfort and safety
    Driving a vehicle which requires constant steering to keep in a straight line, causes increased driver fatigue.
  • Less stress on mechanical components
    Wheels incorrectly aligned fight each other, causing irregular tread wear on the tyre shoulders, and mechanical stress to the axles and steering systems.
  • Reduced potential for the tyre to overheat
    With increased rolling resistance tyres operate at higher temperatures than normal.

How misalignment affects performance

truck wheel mis-alignment

Steered axles – incorrect toe-in/toe-out

If the toe-settings are out of tolerance, the results are:

  • poor steering quality
  • longer breaking distances
  • irregular tyre wear on the inner or outer shoulders
  • increased rolling resistance, and
  • increased fuel consumption
truck trailer wheel mis-alignment

Trailer axles – out of square

A trailer with axles out of square, will require constant correction to the steering as well as taking extra road width.

Out of square axles produce:

  • increased driver fatigue
  • increased mechanical wear and tear on the suspension
  • increased rolling resistance
  • irregular tyre wear on the inner or outer shoulders, and
  • increased fuel consumption

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