How to recognize when it is necessary to center the trap?
– the tires are improperly worn
– the car pulls to the side
– skewed steering wheel
- difficult driving of the vehicle
Centering the trap is done in the following situations: when parts of the suspension system are changed, when new tires are fitted, in cases of damage to the suspension, when the cause is a mechanical factor - hitting a wheel, falling into a hole, etc. When the vehicle drifts to one side, when uneven tire wear is noticed. Centering the trap should be done once a year or at 15,000-20,000 kilometers traveled.
What is trap centering?
Centering the trap consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels, so that they are normal to the ground and parallel to each other. The result of this adjustment is better and longer tire life, better and more precise vehicle handling, as well as a more comfortable ride.
Why is trap setting important?
It is important for several reasons:
- correct trap adjustment improves vehicle behavior on the road and increases safety.
- reduces tire wear, increases their service life, improves their performance and contributes to fuel savings
– driving comfort increases
How is the trap adjustment performed?
In modern service centers, laser adjustment of the trap is already standard, which is actually a three-dimensional centering. The check is carried out by a modern, 3D camera that captures and records the range, inclination and suspension of the wheel. Those three elements are adjusted at the same time and are equally important for safety, and they also affect fuel consumption.
– Trap control: Inspection of the vehicle involves checking whether there is "loft" in the trap. If it is not there, then the regulation can be carried out smoothly, and if there is, it must be repaired first
– Measuring heads: After the control, the measuring heads are mounted on the wheels. These devices are attached to the rims and then the data about the position of the wheels is recorded using special cameras
– Data entry: The downloaded data from the vehicle is entered into a special computer program that compares it with the factory-set parameters (for each vehicle separately)
– Scanning: The scanning of the wheels follows and the first adjustment step begins, i.e. the measurement of the wheel angles, and the position of the steering wheel is recorded. Accordingly, adjustment is made.
– Correcting the steering wheel: If there are deviations, so when you drive straight the steering wheel is turned to one side, in that case the steering wheel is placed in the correct position.