Wheel Alignment for Luxury Vehicles

Land Rover, Range Rover, Mercedes, Audi, and other high-end vehicles aren’t exempt from the need for regular wheel alignment and maintenance if the owner wants them to keep performing at their peak. The purpose of a wheel alignment is primarily safety and longer vehicle life. Generally, tires are rotated to achieve uniform wear and tear because each tire is subject to different kinds of driving patterns and road situations that cause them to lean in or out, threatening safety and increasing premature wear and tear. Poor wheel alignment is immediately felt at the steering wheel, causing the wheel to excessively veer off the center driving line, even when encountering a minor bump. Poor alignment will make the vehicle pull to one side when braking or accelerating.

Most of these high-end vehicles feature advanced Electronic Air Suspensions that automatically adjust up and down to suit road or off-road conditions, or to give the under chassis extra ground clearance when needed, or less clearance to allow elders to climb into the car’s cabin. These features simply will not work if correct calibration is not achieved.

Thus, for these special vehicles, state of the art precision alignment machines that determine tolerance mode accurately are necessary to gather accurate auto information that it can be used to make real-time adjustments, like what Dr. Auto Tech offers using their HawkEye Elite system. Hawkeye Elite is the best and most technologically advanced alignment equipment. They use four precision hi-resolution cameras to measure position and orientation of targets mounted to each wheel. With the QuickGrip adaptors that feature spring-loaded arms, they can grip the tire while eliminating metal to metal contact and rim damage to give you alignment results in just 70 seconds! They will come up with a printed analysis/basis for getting your vehicle back to factory settings, cost-effectively. This is the fastest and most reliable alignment system for luxury vehicles.

The rule of thumb is to bring your Land Rover or Mercedes for alignment whenever you change tires, and when any of the aforementioned symptoms occur. On average, tires are replaced every 25,000 to 60,000 miles, depending on road conditions. Minor deviations must be given appropriate attention when necessary. Sometimes, a minor tire rotation can solve the problem temporarily. But the thing is to have a certified professional look into it.

BMW At The 2013 Los Angeles International Auto Show

This coming 2013 Los Angeles International Auto Show, November 20 at the Los Angeles Convention Center some of BMW models will make their debut. The new BMW 4 Series Convertible will make its world debut while BMW i8, BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo and BMW Concept X4 will make their North American auto show debuts.

Let’s take a short look for these cars’ features.

BMW 4 Series Convertible – Visibly larger than the BMW 3 Series Convertible in width, track and wheelbase, the BMW 4 Series Convertible boasts an unmistakable and elegant silhouette – with balanced proportions when the top is down and in the sleek look of the roofline when the hardtop is closed. In addition to the enjoyment of the unrivaled open-air driving experience at the push of a button, the BMW 4 Series Convertible also impresses with exhilarating performance and sovereign handling.

BMW i8 – At the priced of $135,700, i8 features an athletic design and a sleek, low slung exterior and operates with extremely low fuel consumption (94 mpg) and emissions output. It is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds on the way to an electronically governed top speed of 155 mph.

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo – Combines the striking elegance of a Sedan with the variable-usage interior of a Sports Wagon model and the versatility of a Sports Activity Vehicle. It is currently available in the US as a 535i for $60,925, 535i xDrive for $63,225, 550i for $68,825 and 550i for $71,125.

BMW X4 – A longer wheelbase, relatively long bonnet, short overhangs and a set-back greenhouse lend the car an undeniable dynamism even when standing still. Available in 2014, the BMW Concept X4 will be produced at BMW Plant Spartanburg in South Carolina, USA. It will continue the success story of the BMW X6 in a new vehicle class.

Moreover, aside from these models, BMW will also features all of their all-electric BMW i3, BMW X5, BMW 4 Series Coupe and BMW 5 Series Sedan.


Article Source: BMW Blog

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BMW Releasing Its First Electric Car On July 29

2014 BMW i3 electric carHave you heard about the upcoming release of the 2014 BMW i3 electric car.  The i3 is first official mass-production electric car by BMW.

The car’s official date of unveiling is on July 29th. Here are some of its characteristics.

  • It’s roughly subcompact-sized and uses a rear-mounted electric motor to power the rear wheels
  • The styling is squat, upright and expected to be fairly futuristic.
  • Inside, the i3 will be fairly minimalist, and should be one of the greatest departures yet by an electric car from the more traditional layouts.
  • With a quoted 0-60 mph time of 7.6 seconds it’ll be among the quickest electric vehicles when it goes on sale.
  • BMW says battery range is 139 miles on the European test procedure, or between 80 and 100 miles real world.

Its estimated price, it’s somewhere in $42,000-$46,000. Stay tuned for a reveal of the i3 later this month!

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