Wheel tracking is a process in auto mobiles which is maintenance that involves the adjusting and also setting of angles of the wheels of a car using the specification which have been set by the manufacturer.
in order for a vehicle to move in a straight posture and also to reduce time wear wheel alignment is necessary.This makes a vehicle to move without necessarily “pulling” on one side. breaking or tracking are other names for wheel tracking.
A vehicle can be set in a different way as that of a manufacturer. The setting is set so as to suit the stated handling settings. For sporting vehicles they can be adjusted in a way that exceed the manufacturers factory setting.
The electronic stability systems and antilock system are forms of Driver assistance system which a modern vehicles has. The other types of the driver assistance system include; lane departure warning, traction control and the adaptive cruise control.
Such system helps in the alignment of a vehicle for proper movement. setting of a vehicle is made simpler by the use of ADAS. It contributes to a vehicle moving in a straight posture thus reducing the risk of an occurrence of an accident.
For proper wheel alignment there are various types that include primary and secondary. Camber, caster and toe are the various types of adjustments. In different models of cars not all adjustments can be conducted.The three types of adjustments can further categorized into two which include the front and the rear.
There are different types of secondary angles.They include; frame angle, set back, track width difference, wheel base difference. Other secondary adjustments which are normally carried out on both wheels include; steering Axis Inclination, Toe out on turns, maximum turns, rear ride height, the front ride height.
difference between the wheel base length and the right to the left side is commonly referred to as the Setback. An angle can be used to measure a setback. When the setback is below the set standards by the manufacturer does not affect the car handling, this is so because when a car is turning a wheel is normally several centimeters than the other wheel this makes the setback to be termed as negligible.
Some model of vehicles have different factory setting which for right to left side of the wheel base length which is because of the various reasons of the design.An off-spec set back can occur when there is collision or when there is a difference between right and left caster. A specific type of camera is normally used when setting the wheel alignment.