What are camber and caster angles?
Camber refers to the tilt of your vehicle’s wheels (inward tilt: negative camber; outward tilt: positive camber) when viewed from the front of the car.
On the other hand, caster indicates the slope of your car’s steering axis. If this steering axis is at 0°, it’s called zero caster. Similarly, if the bottom of the steering axis lies ahead of the tyres’ contact path, it’s referred to as positive caster. These angles have serious impacts on your car’s handling performance and suspension and steering components.
At Tyrestone, our experts will thoroughly check these angles and provide accurate camber and caster adjustment in the least TAT.
Implications of camber and caster angles: Why are they important?
Accurate camber angles distribute the load of the tyres across the entire tread surface. This means incorrectly aligned camber will lead to accelerated tread wear. As a result, your vehicle will spontaneously pull towards the side that has the most positive camber.
Most modern vehicles, as per factory-recommended specifications, require a certain degree of positive caster for optimum handling performance. This provides a stable driving experience besides ensuring steering wheel self-centring. (Usually, heavy-duty vehicles require more negative caster.)
Symptoms of misaligned camber and caster
If you come across the following indicators, book an appointment with us for professional camber and caster adjustment Luton:
- Reduced steering response
- Uneven tread wear
- Vehicle drags to a side
- Poor fuel economy
- Off-centre steering wheel, etc.
How can we help?
At our wheel alignment garage, our experts can adjust camber and caster angles on any vehicle make and model, and suspension and steering designs. All you need to do is bring your vehicle to our facility and leave the rest to us.
Please call us for a booking.