<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by bazza:
<strong>What I think they have to do is disconnect the steering mechanism, center the wheels, center the ssteering wheel, then re-connect.
It seems pretty obvious that if they're going to adjust the tracking, then this is going to adjust where the steering wheel is pointing, unless they adjust this too, because it's all connected, surprisingly enough. (all this is in laymans language, coz I don't understand any other)
It's amazing how often places like this do this type of thing. Making sure that the steering wheel is correctly centred should be a part of this task, not just a 'oh look what happened' after the event.
Like Dave, I wouldn't go near a KwikFit garage if they paid me.</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">The same thing happened to me (re the steering wheel being off centre!) after a dealer touched my car with alignment nonsense! Since then a different dealer has aligned my car twice, and its still not right! The second dealer fixed the “steering centring” but now the car pulls to one side and needs a jerk (no smart a$$, not me!!) to get it going in a straight line! Especially bad in the wet!!
Does anyone have tried and tested geometry settings for the car? I have been told by an alignment shop that with the newer models (of all cars) the manufacturer did not always have the right figures (not sure how they set the car up at the factory then?!?!), and that with experience and time, they update their figures. He did not want to align my car and suggested I see the dealer! (Guess the result was not much better!!).