This course is designed for the new or less experienced individual with a desire to learn fundamental four-wheel alignment. This course prepares the technician for the ASE A4 test by covering alignment theory, equipment operation, common OEM adjustment methods found on light duty vehicles and basic tire/wheel balancing theory. It also includes an overview of suspension and steering systems with detailed instruction in performing proper inspection procedures. Course consists of a combination of classroom lectures and hands-on shop training. Hands-on/Lab modules are structured to provide the student in-depth skills relating to alignment equipment operation in combination with additional opportunities to perform actual vehicle alignment processes. The amount of actual vehicle alignments will vary with each class.
By the end of the course, the participant will be able to:
- Describe camber, caster, toe, and thrust angle and the related effects these angles have on tire wear and vehicle handling.
- Perform proper pre-alignment inspection of the suspension and steering systems.
- Set-up the aligner and accurately measure the adjustable angles.
- Perform a four-wheel alignment using the most common OEM adjustment methods found on today's vehicles using SLA and strut suspension systems.
- Describe balancing terms and procedures used by automotive wheel balancers.
None. Previous automotive experience preferred.
Vehicle Service Associates
$475.00 per student
Note-This course may be taken in combination with Intermediate Alignment-Level II course for $790.00. ($85.00 savings).
Three-days (24 hours), unless otherwise specified