Knocking, pulling, shaking? Chassis adjustment can be a solution to problems – Car-Engine

Advertisement – It is good for car owners to pay attention to the adjustment of the chassis, even many mistakes and risks can be prevented, if there are no indications that the chassis may need to be adjusted.

What is causing the error?

What causes chassis failures? Road conditions definitely play a big role in this. Is that chassis adjustment whether it is appropriate is also an important question because the adjustment of the wheel, the chassis affects a lot of things. Thus, the braking system, steering system, suspension and can also affect fuel efficiency and tire wear.

The appointment of the tire service department found out what symptoms indicate a fault in the chassis, what to look out for and when the chassis inspection is due.

Road conditions, wear and tear


If the steering wheel is not in the middle while driving, if the car is pulling somewhere, it is time to adjust the chassis. Aligned corners are corrected during alignment, preventing the car from tilting to one side. This cannot really be affected by the fact that when the time comes, the various components of the suspension, the control arms, the ball joints, the wheel bearings may become loose or even damaged due to road conditions and general wear. In this case, one or more wheels are not traveling straight on the road, in which case adjustment is required.

If you hear the car rattle, hear a knocking sound from the undercarriage, or notice (or the technician notices) that the tires are abnormally worn, you can definitely suspect the need to adjust the undercarriage. The same is true in the case where there is no steering position in the middle, when the car pulls in one direction, or when you experience a steering wheel shake above a certain speed, or just feel it when braking. These anomalies should be monitored and if you experience the first signs, contact a service center where the necessary settings will be made.

The chassis setting saves you from a lot of trouble

It is important to do this, there are a number of risks if the undercarriages do not work properly. Thus, they play a major role in fuel consumption, so we can reach deep into our wallets due to improperly adjusted undercarriages. Likewise, abnormal wear may make it necessary to change tires sooner.

A chassis setting it takes about an hour, in which case they look at the direction and angle of the wheels and adjust them to the values ​​specified by the car manufacturer. This is a simple operation, but in the long run it is definitely worth checking the chassis settings at least once a year. Do this if you experience any abnormalities, any suspicious sounds, any small side pulls. Based on the experience of the tire service appointment, it is worth solving the problem as soon as the errors occur, so that it does not cause more damage later. Chassis adjustment is neither a long nor an expensive process, don’t miss it at least once a year.

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