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Old 19th July 2019, 09:49   #721
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I was facing a peculiar problem, in that the steering was not truly centred.

I hope you reported this issue to them before they began the alignment. Sometimes my car develops this issue, where the steering has to be slightly turned to drive the car straight, and when I center the steering, the car tracks to a direction. When they begin the alignment, they mount the wheel targets and turn the steering to either side to do some sort of calibration. This ends when the system shows that the wheels are somewhat straight. In this process, the steering might not be straight. Whenever I reported this issue, they used to first center the steering at this point visually, though now they have a measuring tool for steering angle as well. Before the steering wheel is locked into position, the centering is checked and then alignment is done. This has sorted out my issue whenever there is a centering problem. In my case that has been due to the toe being misaligned in the same direction. If your issue exists beyond this, then there could be some problem other than alignment and balancing.
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Old 19th July 2019, 17:50   #722
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Yes, of course - I drove all the way from Marathahalli to Double Road only get this sorted. And second time round they did do the process you mention. It's a marked improvement, no doubt. And I'm grateful. I hope it did not come across as a complaint. They know their stuff

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Old 25th November 2019, 10:00   #723
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Last week, visited Madhus for getting the alignment job executed for my Ertiga as I replaced the suspension during the periodic service and it was imperative to get this done.

I casually messaged Nikhil to check if he was around so we could meet but he responded back that he was out of station. Within a minute, as I was waiting for the job to be done, one of their managers called my name and said Nikhil informed that someone known to him was around . Thanks for the extra car Nikhil. Needless to say, your entire staff till now has always been helpful.

They have got this digital device to set the steering to the center position:
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On the job:
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In the end, it was yet another quick and a professional experience and I was out in under 15 minutes as I only wanted to get the alignment done. The good experience at Madhus continues!!
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Got the three periodic jobs- alignment, balancing and rotation done.

As usual very nicely done with attention to detail.

When the tyre pressure was checked, it showed 38 PSI. I use a inflator at home when the tyres are cold and had set it at 33 PSI. Madhus is around 9 kms from my home and after a drive, the tyres are hot enough to show much higher pressure, is that right?

They then reduced it to 33 PSI and completed the job.

When I checked the pressure the next day after the car had been parked for more than 12 hours, the pressure was 29 PSI. That means they ended up reducing the tyre pressure from around 33 PSI earlier.

Now this issue is no big deal. I will continue visiting them for anything related to tyres.

But I was just a little surprised that how come tyre professionals as experienced as Madhus are not aware of this simple fact?
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When the tyre pressure was checked, it showed 38 PSI. I use an inflator at home when the tyres are cold and had set it at 33 PSI.
Which inflator do you use? I don't think the gauge on it is calibrated to show the correct readings.

Madhu's being a professional store will have the gauges calibrated.

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Which inflator do you use? I don't think the gauge on it is calibrated to show the correct readings.

Madhu's being a professional store will have the gauges calibrated.
Forget that. Wouldn’t the tyres need to be fully deflated to do the balancing? And reinflated again to mount it back. Then where is the question of hot air etc.
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Wouldn’t the tyres need to be fully deflated to do the balancing? And reinflated again to mount it back.
The tyres are not deflated for balancing. It is always set to the optimum pressure while balancing before beginning the process. How can a deflated tyre be balanced? I believe there will be excessive wobble due to the lack of rigidity of the tyre and balancing wont be accurate. If I misunderstood you in this, ie if you mean deflate the tyre, move it around the rim and reinflate, then my bad. Nothing of that sort is done unless the tyre has too much imbalance. That was the case with my bike tyre. It had excessive need for balancing weights and they removed the tyre and remounted it. That brought down the weight requirement to a meager 10% of the earlier indication.
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The tyres are not deflated for balancing. It is always set to the optimum pressure while balancing before beginning the process. How can a deflated tyre be balanced? I believe there will be excessive wobble due to the lack of rigidity of the tyre and balancing wont be accurate. If I misunderstood you in this, ie if you mean deflate the tyre, move it around the rim and reinflate, then my bad. Nothing of that sort is done unless the tyre has too much imbalance. That was the case with my bike tyre. It had excessive need for balancing weights and they removed the tyre and remounted it. That brought down the weight requirement to a meager 10% of the earlier indication.
I always remember the boys removing the tyre from the rim, cleaning the innards of the rim and remounting the tyre back along with the balancing job.

Or maybe my memory is failing me.
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Had my Jazz taken to the shop for tyre replacement and wheel balancing - quite happy with the whole experience.
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Which inflator do you use? I don't think the gauge on it is calibrated to show the correct readings.

Madhu's being a professional store will have the gauges calibrated.
I use the Good year inflator. I assume it is accurate being a branded one.
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I always remember the boys removing the tyre from the rim, cleaning the innards of the rim and remounting the tyre back along with the balancing job.

Or maybe my memory is failing me.
I guess you are referring to the road force balancing where in case of excessive road force, the tyre is deflated, rotated along the rim to the pre-suggested point by the machine and re-inflated and rebalanced.
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