(941) 637-7009

HUNTER DSP 400  ALIGNMENT SYSTEM 
2 AND 4 WHEEL ALIGNMENTS
AUTO, LIGHT &  VARIOUS MEDIUM DUTY
Learn more at:
http://www.hunter.com/alignment/index.cfm

25555 Dundee Road
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

(941) 637-7009

Computerized Wheel Alignment

Auto  ~   Light Duty Truck  ~  Medium Duty Truck
Medium Duty (w/dual rear wheels)
Vehicles equipped with aftermarket rims up to 22"
​​Vehicles with up to 190" wheel base

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Understanding Alignment Terminology

​​Caster is the relationship between the vertical axis of the wheel and the steering axis and, therefore, only applies to the steering axle. Significantly changing caster requires new or modified suspension components.

Toe is the relationship between the leading and trailing edges of one axle’s tires. An axle with “toe-in” has the tires’ leading edges set closer inward than the trailing edges. The opposite is “toe-out.” Changing toe at the front or rear can help the car turn more easily.

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Wheel Alignment

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Camber is the vertical angle of the wheels when looking at the car head-on. Adding negative camber—when the tops of the wheels are closer together than the bottoms—keeps the tires’ contact patches flatter when a car is in a corner, thus maximizing the tires’ grip

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WHAT IS A WHEEL ALIGNMENT?

While it's often referred to simply as an "alignment" or "wheel alignment," it's really complex suspension angles that are being measured and a variety of suspension components that are being adjusted. This makes an alignment an important suspension-tuning tool that greatly influences the operation of the vehicle's tires.

Out-of-alignment conditions occur when the suspension and steering systems are not operating at their desired angles. Out-of-alignment conditions are most often caused by spring sag or suspension wear (ball joints, bushings, etc.).   They can also be the result of an impact with a pothole or curb, or a change in vehicle ride height (lowered or raised) on any vehicle regardless of age.

WHEN DO I NEED A WHEEL ALIGNMENT?

​When the vehicle "pulls" from one side to another is a good time to check the alignment. Being out of alignment drastically shortens tire life, and can result in poor gas mileage.

The vehicle should track a straight path on a smooth road - this can be checked with a very light grip on the steering wheel while traveling down the road. Never take both hands off the steering wheel while moving for any reason, but a very light grip will let you feel if the vehicle wants to pull towards the right or left.

There exist vehicles today which require a 4 wheel alignment. Wheel alignment isn't just limited to the front axle anymore - the rear axle being out of alignment will cause the vehicle to "dog track" - where the rear tires do not follow the exact same path as the front.

Incorrect alignment settings will usually result in more rapid tire wear. Therefore, alignment should be checked whenever new tires or suspension components are installed, and any time unusual tire wear patterns appear. Alignment should also be checked after the vehicle has encountered a major road hazard or curb.

Over the years, a properly aligned vehicle can add thousands of miles to tire life.

Gas mileage increases as rolling resistance decreases. Total alignment sets all four wheels parallel which, along with proper inflation, minimizes rolling resistance.

An alignment also improves vehicle handling.