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Tyre Rotation, Wheel Balancing and Alignment

Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by PatchyBoy, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. C_S

    C_S Amatore

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    Suppose we get the alignment done from a non-FASS specialist, Will Fiat honor warranty, if it caused any mechanical issues ?
  2. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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  3. kb10

    kb10 Amatore

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    Last week I went to the MRF center where I got my wheel alignment done.My car has clocked 12500kms and the person suggested that I should also do tire rotation as he suggested that it should be done by 10000kms
    moreover he said if we do it while alignment at no extra cost.I went ahead and did it.The rotation pattern followed was as shown in the image.I have 185\65R14 goodyear duraplus radial tires.

    My questions are :
    - is this pattern correct?
    - After alignment I have a feeliing that steering has become light.Not sure if its just the feeling or real.Iam trying to judge it.I will attach the report soon,as its in my car.He had adjusted the toe angle which are -1.6 degrees( ideal is .6).
    Could this affect the steering feedback?

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  4. GP_Freak

    GP_Freak Amatore

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    Technically no matter what the claims by the tyre companies are ( Lakh kms etc), they consider the life only to 20 k kms and hence 10 k kms are too long a period for tyre rotation especially in our road conditions. Just ensure that next time you rotate, the front goes to rear.

    And yes, properly aligned wheels does feel lighter. Even toe out results in the same.
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  5. kb10

    kb10 Amatore

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    thanksGP_Freak.
    even now the front tire is in rear with the swap done.Are you referring to some other pattern of rotation?
    Also I put the readings for the toe angle correction wrong.I will post the scan copy of the readings.However thanks for clarifying the query on the same.
    On a side note,since I was used to heavy steering,now Iam feeling little discomfort until I get used to it:)
  6. GP_Freak

    GP_Freak Amatore

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    Please refer page 6 in this thread :)
  7. kb10

    kb10 Amatore

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    Thanks GP_freak.I read the thread.I have an appointment with FASS for checkup as I plan to take a long trip -1400kms from Pune to k'nataka,goa.I would get the alignment cross checked with them.
    Btw,I have once 1 puncture on my tire which is the fron LHS after rotation.It has been 2 weeks now and there is no air leakage or so and puncture looks fine.Is there any reason to be concerned for the trip and change it to spare?
  8. kb10

    kb10 Amatore

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    Please see the attachement with the alignment details,before and after

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  9. Paul_Walker

    Paul_Walker Novizio

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Hi,
    Can someone please suggest me a good wheel balacing shop around Marathalli or whitefield area in Bangalore ? My car is 5k KM old and feeling leftside pull. Is it prefereble to goto FASS to rectify this issuue or get it done outside?
  10. Vishi

    Vishi Amatore

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    Tyre Empire is a good place. They have the latest equipment's as Madhus's. I have done the alignment and balancing for my punto and have been very satisfied but I am not sure do they have the latest updated reading for FIAT cars which have 185mm GC.
    Here is the address. You can check it out

    Tyre Empire Whitefield
    #633/727/32 , Whitefield Main Road, Varthur Kodi , opp sigma tech park,, Near Forum Value Mall
    Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
    India
    Ph: +91 90080 00000
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