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The importance of truck wheel alignments

Reduce your Fleet’s Fuel and Tyre Expenditure with Levanta’s Advanced Equipment

As a heavy vehicle fleet operator, did you know that carrying out regular complete wheel alignments is one of the most effective ways to reduce operating costs?

In this news post, we look at the effects of wheel misalignment, draw on some examples, and show you how Levanta’s advanced wheel alignment equipment can help mining, agriculture, and other heavy vehicle operators save money over the long term.

It’s time to ditch the high maintenance costs, extended downtime, compatibility issues, challenges with tyre pressure monitoring, preventable wheel problems, and unsafe workshop practices.

Levanta’s advanced Truck Wheel Alignment Equipment is precision engineered to overcome the pain points faced by all heavy vehicle workshops and fleets with in-house solutions.

The Costs of Truck Wheel Misalignment

Don’t let misaligned wheels drain your budget. Invest in proper alignment for a safer, more cost-effective fleet. The negative effects of wheel misalignment include:

  • Increased Fuel Costs
  • Increased Tyre Wear
  • Increased Mechanical Wear
  • Poor Steering Responsiveness
  • Increased Tracking Sensitivity
  • Increased Air Resistance and Fuel Consumption
  • Potential Hazard to other vehicles
  • Increased Driver Discomfort & Fatigue
  • Increased Safety Hazards

How Wheel Alignment Equipment Can Improve Your Fleet’s Economy

A heavy vehicle with properly aligned wheels can benefit from up to a 5% reduction in fuel consumption, as well as greatly reduced tyre wear.

Let’s look at a couple of real-world examples of the benefits of regular truck wheel alignments.

Example 1: reduced fuel costs

Distance travelled per annum  200,000 km
Diesel fuel price  $2.20/litre
Fuel consumption:  4 litres/10 km

Fuel cost reduction thanks to wheel alignment: conservatively, say 3% 

Total cost reduction: 0.03 x 200,000 x 2.2 x 0.4 = $5,280 per year – per truck.

Example 2: reduced tyre wear

Tyres changed prematurely thanks to wear  2 tyres each year
Tyre cost  $500 per tyre


Total cost reduction: $ 1,000 per year – per truck

Even using the conservative figures above, you can see the massive extra cost that wheel misalignments add to your bottom line.
A wheel alignment diagnosis allows you to plan ahead. With the help of the wheel angle measurements from a diagnosis, you can make the necessary adjustments and avoid these unnecessarily high fuel consumption and tyre wear costs.

How the JOSAM Cam-Aligner Solves Truck Wheel Misalignment

The JOSAM Cam-Aligner compact wheel alignment system enables truck and bus workshops to carry out wheel alignment services quickly and accurately.

The patented camera technology uses the chassis centre line of the vehicle as a reference to measure wheel angles like toe, steering box position, camber, out-of-square, parallelism, and axle offset, along with castor, KPI, Toe Out On Turns, and max turn.

Importantly, its unique rolling method lets you take toe and camber measurements while the vehicle is in the driving position. No lifting of the axles with run-out compensation is required. It’s a massive improvement to your workshop efficiency.

Talk to Levanta about Heavy Vehicle Wheel Alignment Machines

To upgrade your heavy vehicle workshop and ensure more efficient running for your fleet, you must consider a wheel alignment system.

Call Levanta now on 1300 577 541 or get in touch online to find out more about wheel alignment technology for your heavy vehicle workshop.

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