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Wheel Alignment - Punto

Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by johnny, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. johnny

    johnny Regolare

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    Greater Noida
    Greater Noida
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Hi guys,

    I had taken my car to the workshop (Auto Sterling NOIDA) on 25 Jun. One of the jobs carried out was a check of the wheel alignment. I was present during this process. The technician appeared to be very knowledgeable and competent.

    The computer gives a readout of the values of Caster, camber, & toe-in. In my case all three parameters were very slightly outside limits. However, the technician corrected only the toe-in. His explanation was that the caster & camber are set at the factory, and are NOT to be adjusted as a routine, since it could create more problems.

    If what the technician said was correct, then my suggestion to all Punto owners (must be the same with the Linea as well) is that wheel alignment must be done only at Tata/Fiat workshops. If it has to be done elsewhere, then the point brought out in Para 2 above may be kept in mind.

    Johnny
  2. Andy

    Andy Esperto

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    Chembur Mumbai
    Mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.3
    I guess when the guy at wasan did the alignment for my car he corrected all three... Is it something wrong.. Ashay/Amit/VP/Grandeur your reviews on this???
  3. jumu

    jumu Superiore

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    Chennai
    This wheel alignment is such a tricky procedure as it is a very fine line between a fine setting and a disaster setting. For my car the technician told me not to disturb the alignment if I find nothing funny in the steering, so I am yet to do the alignment.It is 18,000kms now.

    Abdul
  4. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Mumbai
    I've always heard the recommendations that Wheel alignment should be done at external dedicated expert Wheel Alignment center rather than at TASC or any other MFR-service station.
  5. Andy

    Andy Esperto

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    Chembur Mumbai
    Mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.3
    ive got it once done after my first service especially after a shirdi trip where i got into a bump which misaligned my wheels.. well during the first service i didnt get the alignment done as everything was fine..

    But now i need to get it done for the 15k service.. whats the recommendation.. TASS or an outside guy who is specialist in this...

    BTW my alignment is fine even now but the steering is not straight when i drive it straight.. its a little tilted towards the right which needs to be fixed...But otherwise the car doesn't pull on either sides when left alone..
  6. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Mumbai
    If you're going for 15K service, get it done thro' TASC only. I also got it done thro' TASC twice- once each during 1st & 2nd service.
  7. coolboy007

    coolboy007 Novizio

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    New Delhi
    +1 Amit. Atleast we never get our car's wheels alignments or balancing checked at the authorised service centres. When i dont trust Hyundai with this job, i can never trust Tata for next 10 years :lol:
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  8. Andy

    Andy Esperto

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    Chembur Mumbai
    Mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.3
    its gonna be a month by the time i get my second service done cos ive done around 11.5k so far.. and wont go out much for drives this month though.. so probably by end of july i shld be ready for the 2nd service.. i guess i need to get the balancing and alignment done especially the alignment cos my steering is not straight even now:)
  9. ravudai9

    ravudai9 Timido

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    Amritsar
    Keeping in mind our road conditions, it is advisable to get the alignment checked from time to time. It will do u no harm. As for the caster and camber settings, these are usually not adjustable as easily. Only the toe is adjusted by the ASS centres.
  10. Andy

    Andy Esperto

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    1,109
    Chembur Mumbai
    Mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Specially for ppl driving in Mumbai need to do this quite often as you loose the alignment quite quickly..

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