Minor servicing of your car is a critical aspect of its maintenance. It involves replacing engine oil, air and oil filters plus a mechanical inspection of key components like braking, fuel and cooling systems. The oil filter is also replaced so that your engine runs more smoothly.
Shock absorbers are pump-like devices which keep your vehicles’s tyres in contact with the road surface by controlling the rebound of its suspension springs. As long as your vehicle’s tyres remain in contact with the road, steering, road handling and braking response will be optimal, helping to keep you safe.
Caster and Camber
Camber is the angle or tilt of the tyre viewed from the front or rear of the vehicle. A vehicle’s camber affects tire wear and stability. A zero camber setting is best for going in a straight line. A negative camber angle will result in tyre wear on the inside of the tyre. Positive camber results in tyre wear on the outside tread of the tyre. Caster is viewed from the side of the vehicle. It’s the forward or rearward tilt of the steering axis. Positive caster provides steering wheel returnability and greater stability. Negative caster is rare and typically used on heavy duty applications.
A nozzle is a valve which opens to admit air to the tire chamber (such as air to inflate a tire), and is then automatically closed and kept sealed by the pressure in the chamber or a spring or both to prevent the gas from escaping.