5226 Corporation Dr
Hope Mills, NC 28348
Off of I-95, Exit 41
Phone: (910) 867-3413
Toll Free: 1-888-FLEET24
M-F 7am-9pm
Sat 7-3:30 Sun – Closed
For after hours support please call Phillips Towing 910-323-9600

   

Truck Alignment

Service Manager
Adam Garner

In years past, little importance was placed on heavy truck and trailer alignment, trucks rode hard, fuel was relatively inexpensive, tires were not a major cost, and the alignment equipment and methods were inaccurate.

In today’s world these factors have all changed, fuel prices are the highest we have ever seen, tires account for a major portion of a trucks expense, and trucks are built to handle better than ever before.

H & H has responded to these changes by offering the most advanced computerized truck/trailer alignments available. We use state of the art Hunter alignment equipment, and a factory trained technician to deliver results that you and your wallet will feel. Our complete three axle alignment reduces tire to road drag and provides:

  • Improved handling
  • Increased tire life
  • Improved fuel economy
  • Reduced component wear
  • Improved safety

All alignment angles are measured and set to the hundredth of one degree (.01). No more guessing with strings and tape measures. We compensate all wheels for run-out, and align all wheels to run in a straight line despite any inconsistency in the frame. The rear axle is adjusted first and then becomes the reference axle for which all other axles are set. This ensures that all wheels run in the same straight line. We set each truck within its original factory specification, but tailor the truck to your unique needs. Our technicians take into consideration your handling complaints, driving conditions, and tire wear patterns to set a truck that performs for you.

The following diagrams illustrate some of the angles that are measured and adjusted on your truck:

 

Toe is one of the most important alignment angles. Improper toe measurements can cause, darting and over steer problems, tire shoulder wear and feathering, and create excessive drag between the tire and the road.

Camber is the inward or outward tilt of the top of the tire. Improper camber settings result in drifts and pulls, and can cause premature tire wear.

Caster is the forward or rearward tilt of the steering axis. Caster has less of an effect on tire wear than camber and toe, but plays a huge roll in handling. We can use caster to give you more stability, correct a drift, improve steer-ability, and compensate for road crown. Caster adjustments are tailored to your unique requirements.

Thrust and Scrub angles are 2 rear axle alignment angles that affect all axles of the truck. Improper thrust causes handling problems and premature wear on steer and drive tires. A misaligned drive axle forces the driver to compensate with the steer. Incorrect scrub angle causes the two drive axles to work against each other and creates significant drag.

Schedule an appointment today!

910-867-3413

service@hhtruck.com