KoenïC was acknowledged by Drive Magazine in April 1996 to be one of the best Wheel Alignment Centres in the country. One need not look any further when it comes to alignment or straightening on your pride and joy’s wheel alignment. Speak to us and we will explain that our success lies in carefully selected staff and making sure they get the proper in-house training needed to meet customers’ high expectations with regard to technical knowledge and know how. Some people will claim your car needs to travel in a straight line with the steering centred, other case their opinion on price. This is all wrong. Driving in a straight line with your steering centred does not always mean the car’s alignment is 100%.
Does your steering return back to its original position after turning? Does your steering turn in equal turns to the left and to the right? When cornering, does your car tend to over steer or under steer? Does your car travel in a straight line?
The success in wheel alignment does not lie in the price, but – like anything else – Value for Money: will it drive you to the next teller for your next set of tyres? How often does your car need Wheel Alignment? According to most new Motor Manufacturers it is advisable to have your car’s alignment checked every 10000km to 15000km and this distance dramatically shortens when you regularly go off road or travel over poorly maintained road surface areas
• After hitting a pothole or pavement
• When replacing tyres
• After replacing any suspension parts
• If irregular tyre wear indicates this is necessary
• When experiencing handling problems
We specialise in all makes of cars: American, European, Japanese, etc
The first thing to do before you can do alignment is to check for worn parts, irregular wear on steer tyres and lastly tyre pressure. After the Wheel Alignment Technicians have pre-checked the suspension, a
camber and caster reading is taken. Only after this they set the toe, caster and cambers and centralise the steering wheel.
KoeniC Lowering Suspension Systems
Our lowering suspension kits have been developed over many years in conjunction with partners in South Africa as well as the Netherlands.
Most of the kits are manufactured exclusively for us, as we had different requirements to what was readily available in the Industry and all the kits were tested to qualify to these requirements.
We all use carbon steel drawn to standard available wire diameters, coiled in a hot process, tempered though oil cooling and slowre-heating, shot peened and then painted by means of dry powder coating and this is more or less where the comparisons stop locally.
We had different requirements as far as handling were concerned as most of us in the Company had racing experience in various forms locally and although aesthetics always plays the biggest role in purchasing a
lowering kit, we felt that it was a secondary consideration to safety. We therefor had different coils turned in either the front or the rear of most models, and sometimes both sets, to what was readily available.
This unfortunately increased the costs on some systems dramatically and forced us to be more expensive, but we also understand that only a small percentage of the population only considers costs and discounts safety.
So to summarize we wanted an aesthetically appealing system that handled well, if not better than the standard suspension, with improved cornering, designed and manufactured well enough to be able to slap a lifelong guarantee on the product, provided it is fitted by one of our approved Centres.
We are also currently in the process to develop advanced coil over systems and will have news on them soon.
We have all the equipment and expertise to diagnose any balancing problems, Dynamic Balancing, Static Balancing, High Speed Balancing.
Balancing and rotating of wheels not only prolongs the life of your tyres, but also ensures driving pleasure.