We realize that measurement and correction of all the major alignment angles is necessary to achieve maximum truck efficiency. That is why Bee Line promotes the concept of “Total Vehicle Wheel Alignment” to extend tire wear, maximize fuel efficiency, and improve vehicle handling. Total Vehicle Wheel Alignment means measuring and correcting all alignment angles, not just toe and rear tracking.
The alignment checks that Bee Line equipment allows us to make are:
Toe and Tracking
Beeline Alignment Excess or too little toe-in will make the front wheels fight each other, increasing wear. Tracking misalignment, common among certain suspensions, will also cause irregular tire wear in the steer tires.
Bee Line gauging equipment incorporates lasers to measure for proper toe and sets the tracking parallel to the centerline of the chassis.
Camber and Caster
Steer Axle AlignmentCamber allows the weight of the vehicle to be carried directly below the spindle. Too much camber causes wear on the outer half of the tire tread, too little will wear the inside. Caster is the angle of the front axle and effects vehicle handling.
Bee Line measures for the perfect camber and caster settings for your vehicle. This ensures the best axle correction for longer tire and vehicle life.
An improper turning radius leads to irregular shoulder wear or feathering. It’s a reading that should never be ignored but often is.
Bee Line measures and displays the Ackerman Angle for proper turning radius. This notifies us if your vehicle’s turning radius is sufficient or if the Ackerman arm needs to be replaced.
Check King Pin Inclination
KPI is the angle needed to pinpoint bent spindles, bent king pins, and more. Since it is vital to read KPI when aligning a vehicle, it shouldn’t be treated as an afterthought.
Some shops use alignment systems that provide only basic angles in their standard readout. Bee Line measures true King Pin Inclination (KPI).