Alignment (toe in and out)
The toe measurement is the difference in the distance between the front of the tyres and the back of the tyres. Toe-in means that the fronts of the tyres are closer to each other than the rears. Toe- out is just the opposite.
Caster is the forward or backward tilt of the upper ball joint relative to the lower ball joint. When viewed from the side of the vehicle, if the top of the pivot is leaning toward the rear of the car, then the caster is positive. If it is leaning toward the front, it is negative.
Camber is the angle of the wheel when viewed from the front of the vehicle. If the top of the wheel is leaning out from the car, then the camber is positive, if it’s leaning in, then the camber is negative.
Set back is the amount by which one front wheel is further back than the other. If the left wheel is further back than the right, setback is negative. If the right wheel is further back than the left, setback is positive.
Thrust angle is the direction that the rear wheels are pointing in relation to the centre line of the vehicle. If the thrust line is to the right, the angle is said to be positive. If the thrust line is to the left the angle is negative. This process is also used on high performance vehicles for track set up and as part of the accident repair process.
We supply and fit tyres.
Local Cambelt Specialists
Cambelts are an essential part of your vehicles engine and all vehicle manufacturers recommend replacement schedules to reduce the chances of serious engine damage. Failure of an overdue cambelt will cause catastrophic damage inside the engine which would result in unnecessary huge repair bills that can be avoided for a fraction of the cost.
We can do geometry checks for your suspension. We check with alignments, caster, camber, set back and thrust angle.
We are able to carry out MOT preparation and inspection. All our work is performed by a qualified MOT technician. Please get in touch to book in your vehicle for MOT.
Using the very latest in vehicle diagnostic equipment, we can identify any issues you might be experiencing with your vehicle’s performance as well as providing you with an analysis and a full no obligation quotation for the required repairs.
At Harvey’s Auto-tech, we have fully equipped service bays where our qualified service technicians carry out routine vehicle servicing including suspension, brakes, clutches, steering, air conditioning, engine diagnostics and MOT preparation and inspection performed by a qualified MOT technician.
Most modern vehicles now have various safety features that work together to ensure a safe driving experience called Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). To find out more or to book your ADAS diagnosis, contact us today.
At Harvey’s Auto-tech, we offer free no obligation estimates for all vehicle repairs and servicing requirements.
For full customer care and service satisfaction, we also offer 12 months or 12,000 miles parts and labour warranties on all services including cambelt repairs and vehicle servicing as well as free re-tests on MOTs.