Wheel Alignment and Balancing for Petrie
Our shop offers a wide range of tyres from the industry’s top brands, all at competitive prices. With these products on offer, we provide our customers with top-class services that are designed for longevity – be it for a simple wheel balance or as a complete alignment.
No matter your budget, we have options for all budgets, makes and models. Best of all, we are open to all car owners across Petrie, Strathpine, Kallangur and surrounding areas.
A standing Ovation
Our Petrie mechanics are delighted to have the opportunity to distribute Ovation’s award-winning tyres, which have just scored top ratings from a prominent New Zealand organisation in back-to-back tests.
Ovation may not be a household name, but their Chinese manufacturer’s significant investment has brought around exceptional reviews across Australia and New Zealand. As a result, it has been proven that these products work well in wet or dry conditions, and best of all, their price is 123 per cent less than Bridgestone’s similarly rated alternative.
This quality range combines cost and quality, rated at 240 kph and featuring a symmetrical pattern. Aside from its low noise level, this brand excels at cornering, braking, and dry and wet braking. As a result, it scored much higher points in this extensive performance test than other much more expensive designs.
Even more reasons to invest in Ovation tyres
These tyres have a special tread compound with low rolling resistance, reducing fuel consumption and carbon footprint. Additionally, silica compound enhances ABS braking and wet grip performance.
We all understand the need to spend wisely; Ovation is the pathway to greater road safety and savings. These products are available at our wheel alignment and balancing centres in Petrie, Strathpine, Kallangur and surrounding areas.
Keeping your safe on the roads
As well as leading products, MP Auto provides a complete range of services by our qualified mechanics. If you’re in need of serving for your tyres, we can attend to tasks such as:
Brakes: You can rely on us to diagnose any problem you are experiencing with the latest tools and equipment. Bring your car in for a service if you are experiencing any difficulty in stopping or any grinding, shaking or shuddering when you press on the brake pedal.
Wheel balance or alignment: It is vital to ensure your wheel alignment and balancing is always in check. Tyres and shock absorbers are susceptible to premature wear and tear caused by unbalanced wheels, as are struts, struts, tyres, and steering components. These factors can all seriously affect your car’s performance and could also increase the price of servicing.
Suspension repairs: Deterioration of suspensions is primarily caused by time. A car that has been on the road for several years is subject to wear and tear that can pose serious financial and safety risks. Trust MP Auto to service and repair your suspension so that you can protect both your family and your investment.
Battery replacement: All of our batteries come with long-lasting warranties and are designed for any automotive application.
All vehicles are serviced and repaired by our expert technicians who specialise in all car needs. So give us a call today to ensure your vehicle is safe and you have a smooth ride.
Enhance your steering and manoeuvrability with our tyres
Our mechanics are delighted to have the opportunity to distribute the acclaimed Ovation’s range across the region, which has just scored top rating reviews in recent back-to-back tests by a famous New Zealand organisation.
Ok, you have probably never heard of Ovation, but they are the result of a massive investment program by their Chinese Manufacturer and the reviews arising from the recent New Zealand tests speak for themselves. These products have been proven to be a top performer in wet and dry conditions and very quiet too. Crucially, they are better value than the similarly ranked Bridgestone alternative, which costs 123% more!
This product has a symmetric pattern and is speed rated to 240 kph. It excels on price, dry cornering, wet cornering, dry braking, wet braking and low noise levels. And it is incredible value scoring much higher points than other much more expensive designs in this exhaustive performance test. And there is even more! They use a special tread compound that has low rolling resistance which reduces overall fuel consumption and to minimise its carbon footprint. The silica compound also improves wet grip performance when steering, and enhances ABS braking.
We all appreciate the need to spend wisely in these challenging times; the Ovation range is your pathway to greater road safety and savings.
Our entire suite of solutions is available all across Petrie, Strathpine, Kallangur and surrounding areas.
When the wheel rotates, asymmetries of mass may cause it to hop or wobble, which can cause ride disturbances, usually vertical and lateral vibrations. It can also result in a wobbling of the steering wheel or of the entire vehicle. The ride disturbance, due to unbalance, usually increases with speed. Vehicle suspension can become excited by unbalance forces when the speed of the wheel reaches a point that its rotating frequency equals the suspension’s resonant frequency.
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Tyre's are balanced in factories and repair shops by two methods: static balancers and dynamic balancers. Tyre's with high unbalance forces are downgraded or rejected. When tyres are fitted to wheels at the point of sale, they are measured again on the balancing machine and correction weights are applied to counteract the combined effect of the tyre and wheel unbalance. After sale, tyres may be re-balanced if driver perceives excessive vibration.
Wheel alignment, is part of standard car and light truck maintenance that consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the car maker's specification. The purpose of these adjustments is to reduce tyre wear, and to ensure that vehicle travel is straight and true (without "pulling" to one side). Alignment angles can also be altered beyond the maker's specifications to obtain a specific handling characteristic. Motorsport and off-road applications may call for angles to be adjusted well beyond "normal" for a variety of reasons.
All new vehicles leave the factory with their alignment checked and adjusted. Usually the technician paints the heads of the adjustment hardware to show it has been set, also to show if it has moved later on. It is advisable to do the alignment of the car after the first 5000 km, since all the suspension get set. Failure to do this may result in the camber and toe specifications drifting outside the manufacturer's limit. This may lead to vehicle pulling and tyre wear.
Initially consumers may not notice these defects but after usage of some days or running some kilometers it can cause uneven tyre wear and a pull/drifting to the left or right. Tyre wear leads to frequent replacement of tyres thus adding to running cost for the consumer. Vehicle pulling causes irritation and/or fatigue while driving the car.
Under normal driving conditions many vehicles can go 50 000 km+ before they need a new set of tyres, which is a good interval to have the alignment checked as well. Any severe driving incidents, or changed suspension components would also warrant a check.
The typical alignment on an economy sedan takes about an hour under ideal circumstances. A utility or performance vehicle may require additional labor. When fasteners and hardware are rusted/seized, extra time may be required and/or parts may need to be replaced. A good start is to consult your local licensed automotive technician.
In the same fashion that you will wear out your shoes if you walk only on the inside or outside edge, so your tires may become worn if not within allowed specifications. Many performance vehicles sacrifice tire life for driving performance.
As the tire will bounce, it is the first spring that your car rides on, affecting and potentially shortening the life of all other components. Braking distance, ride quality, and even fuel economy are all affected by the correct inflation and rotation of tyres. A major improvement in fuel savings would result if everyone correctly inflated their tyres.
If your vehicle squeals while turning corners on dry pavement, it is probably time to have your alignment checked.
Changing rims and tyres will normally not affect the alignment but will affect secondary angles. Consult your local licensed automotive technician.