A good wheel alignment is key to ensuring even wear on your tyres. This mechanical adjustment guarantees your tyres are both aligned straight in relation to the steering wheel and each other, preventing shoulder wear on your tyres. For further information see Front Wheel Alignments and Front and Rear Wheel Alignments
FRONT WHEEL ALIGNMENTS.
Our front wheel (thrust) Alignment service is a great way to ensure longer life from your new tyres.
The process of the “thrust” wheel alignment involves measuring individual rear ‘toe’ (without adjusting) to find the current thrust line of the vehicle, then adjusting the front wheels using this thrust line as a reference. This ensures the steering wheel is level and the front wheels do not ‘toe’ in or out, minimizing tyre wear.
For the ultimate wheel alignment package see our FRONT AND REAR ALIGNMENTS
FRONT AND REAR ALIGNMENTS.
Our front and rear (four wheel) Alignment offers the ultimate service for car. This complete package ensures longer tyre life, and the optimum driving experience for your car.
The process of the front and rear “four wheel” alignment involves measuring the individual ‘toe’ of the rear wheels, and then adjusted to factory specifications. This brings the thrust line of the rear wheels back to match the centerline of the vehicle (see below). The front wheels are then adjusted to match the thrustline/centerline of the vehicle.
This alignment results in all four wheels being parallel, while allowing the steering wheel and the steering geometry to be centered, for the straightest drive in town!
PASSENGER VEHICLE SUSPENSION.
Using ‘King Springs’, the market leader in quality coil products; we can tailor the height of your vehicle to suit your needs.
Why change the springs of my vehicle
1 - Height.
1A - Lowering, usually to improve the look of the vehicle as a whole.
1B - To maintain or return the vehicle to standard height, most common when original springs have sagged or previously fitted lowered springs are no longer required.
2 - Handling.
2A - When improvement in handling is required, performance replacement springs will substantially reduce body roll and improve a vehicle's stability.
2B - Performance lowered springs will also lower a vehicle's centre of gravity.
3 - Heavy Loading
3A - All vehicles are manufactured to a general acceptable standard and springs are no exception to this rule. With demands for comfort a growing priority, springs rates are kept as low as possible. For this reason, the original spring's ability to carry load and tow etc. is in most cases, poor.
3B - Performance replacement springs will decrease the vehicle's ride height loss under load and improve vehicle stability when laden.
KING'S PERFORMANCE REPLACEMENT COIL SPRINGS will achieve improvement in any or all of the above 3 areas
Setting up a 4WD suspension system isn’t all about the added gains on the tape measure. We recommend Tough Dog products which are specifically designed and engineered to deliver a complete suspension solution, not only for off road clearance, but for ride quality, handling and load carrying capabilities as well.
Our suspension products provide the ability to create a tailored suspension package that can transform your vehicle, regardless of how you use it. Tough Dog has developed a product to suit just about every possible application. In most vehicles, we offer multiple shock and spring options to fine tune every aspect of a particular package as well as a range of other specialised and optional accessories.
Setting up your vehicle’s suspension can be a mine-field of pitfalls, misinformation and wrong turns. The largest consideration is always the weight carried, and it’s often the undoing of a well put together vehicle. When it comes to getting yours kitted out, it certainly pays to speak to us to discuss your specific needs.
TYRE MAINTENANCE TIPS
Car tyres tend to be an afterthought when it comes to vehicle maintenance. And yet these tyres which are often seen as an expensive inconvenience are the only thing keeping us on the road.
At Tyres for Less we want to help you keep your tyres in the best condition possible, so below, we have included some tips to help you get the most out of your tyres.
Check your tyre pressure.
Although your tyres are sealed, very slowly they will leak air and lose pressure, an under inflated tyre will wear out much faster, costing you money. Once every 3 or 4 tanks of fuel, take a few minutes to check the pressures at the service station, it’s free!
Incorrect tyre pressures can also have safety implications for your car, as too little or too much air will affect how much rubber actually touches the road, reducing your cars grip on the road.
Tyres will wear differently on your car depending on where they are (front or rear) and whether the vehicle is a front wheel drive or rear wheel drive. As a general guide however, your front tyres will wear faster than the rear tyres, so to maximize the tyre life and to ensure even wear, we recommend rotating your tyres from the front to the rear, and side to side( where applicable) Tyres for Less recommends you rotate your tyres every 10,000-15,000kms, the diagram below shows some preferred configurations.
Obviously, we do tyres! And we are experts in Passenger, Truck, ATV, Caravan, Trailers, Forklift, Bob Cat and Motor cycle tyres. So basically, if it has wheels, we can do the tyres.
But not everyone is an expert, so we are happy to help you match the right tyre to your vehicle.
Simply contact our friendly staff on (02) 9728-1333, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquiries.
Don’t know your tyre size? That’s ok! There are now hundreds of different tyre sizes on the market.
Below we have some diagrams that will help you identify the size you have simply by looking at the side of the tyre.
Tyres for Less offer the best wheel balancing service in Sydney. But what exactly is it, and why do I need it? Even the best quality rims and tyres are not going to be in perfect ‘balance’, meaning there is always one area of the rim/tyre that will have a heavier point. This will not be discernible with the naked eye, as it may only be a matter of 10-30 grams, at speed however this ‘imbalance can create some irritating vibrations in your vehicles steering wheel.
Our electronic balancing machines are finely tuned to detect these heavy points, and we simply counter them with small lead weights, allowing you a smooth, irritation free drive.