The process of car maintenance using the specification set by the manufacturer that involves the setting of wheel angles is known as wheel alignment.
in order for a vehicle to move in a straight posture and also to reduce time wear wheel alignment is necessary. Wheel alignment makes it possible for a vehicle to move without pulling on one side. Other names for wheel alignment are tracking or breaking.
Angles set can be altered in a way that is not similar to the manufacturers setting. The setting is set so as to suit the stated handling settings.The vehicles which are normally used for sporting activities can be set in angles which are not normal this so as to suit the various reasons.
Nowadays modern vehicles have a drivers assistance system (ADAS) which include the electronic stability system, the antilock system. lane departure warning, traction control and the adaptive cruise control are the other types of ADAS.
Such system helps in the alignment of a vehicle for proper movement.It also makes setting of a vehicle alignment simpler.It also makes a vehicle to move in an efficient way thus reducing the risk of an accident occurring.
For proper wheel alignment there are various types that include primary and secondary. Camber, caster and toe are the various types of adjustments. On some cars not all adjustments can be conducted on each and every wheel of a vehicle. For further categorizing of the different type of adjustments it can be rear or front.
There are different types of secondary angles.They include; frame angle, set back, track width difference, wheel base difference. Are the other types of wheel alignment which can be conducted for both wheels.
A setback is the difference between the right side and the left side and also the wheel base length. In measuring the set back an angle may be used. Setback which is below the manufactured set standards tolerance does not affect car handling this is because when the car is turning one of the wheels ahead of the other by few centimeters thus the setback can be said to be negligible.
Different types of car models have a factory setting which is from right to left side of the wheel base the reason for this is because of the different types of car that design. At times an off-spec occurs due to collision or due to a difference between the right and the left caster. A specific type of camera is normally used when setting the wheel alignment.