Big Truck Alignment Shows every thing you need to know

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The correct way to perform Alignment on a Big Rig Truck
this will take you about 20 min to complete
if you have the right equipment you could do it yourself
A straight truck will drive better and wear better


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You will learn what to look for when your truck is in for an alignment. you can inspect everything yourself, and in some cases align your truck with a little knowledge hope this will give you that knowledge and save you some time and money on wear and tear.

Here are some things to look for

  • Incorrect tire for the application: Using the wrong type of tire for your application can lead to premature wear and damage. Commercial tires are engineered for specific applications, and it is important to use the right tire for your needs. Tire tread depth, groove geometry, tread compounds, and other engineering factors affect how the tire will wear under its designed application.

  • Tire bead seating/assembly: If the tire is not seated properly to the wheel flange area, the tire and wheel assembly will have an ‘out of round’ posture, which creates wear. If the tire bead doesn’t fit into the wheel properly, it will not properly center onto the wheel flange. This prevents the tread from lying flat as the tire rolls forward and backward, and causes uneven wear on the shoulders of the tire.

  • High speed on wide-base tires: New generation wide-base tires have a tread mass that is much larger than the tread mass of a traditional tire. This causes the tire to crown at high speeds, causing a tire wear pattern similar to that seen on mismatched tires. This type of wear can be avoided by respecting the maximum speed posted by the tire manufacturer.

Another reason you should check alignment. Road hazard/impact: Premature damage to a tire is often caused by a road hazard or impact. However, the impact frequently goes unobserved until the tire is removed. Impact damage can almost always be identified on a demounted tire. Visual clues can show that impact has occurred, including radial splits, condition of the rubber after failure, the way the reinforcement wires come apart and indications of heat generation.

Save your tire and truck a truck that is out of alignment will cost you money and could damage your truck. Uneven tire wear is usually caused by improper alignment, overinflation, underinflation, or a worn-out suspension. Regardless of the reasons, it is very important to have your truck check and aligned when you start seeing premature wear on your tire.

Who this course is for:

  • CDL Driver, Truck Drivers, and any one that wont to know how to align a truck


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Robert Clever
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
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  • 4,740 Students
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Hi, my name is Rob I work with a Company doing alignments. My specialty is front-end mechanics. Been doing it for more than 25 years. It makes a huge difference with a truck that has been aligned properly, my other interest includes online marketing, web page development and hosting. I'm an outdoor junkie and love to work on antique motors and autos.

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