Following my fitting of two new Track Rod Ends earlier this year, took my favourite 620ti along to Protyre in Gloucester for a tracking check. I had the National Tyres £15 Tracking Offer with me and showed them that asking if they could do a match. They couldn't but, for £20 they could and that is a saving of six quid on their usual price so I gave them a go ahead.
Although I was careful when replacing both TREs, and I could not feel any pull in the steering, thought best to get it checked. Both were a tad Tow Out but, that could have been how they've always been.
Anyway, the steering now feels slightly different ... for the better especially when taking long bends at National Overall Speed Limit. So twenty quid well spent. I shall watch my tyres for any signs of irregular wear... just in case.
My son Martin wants the tracking on his high mileage 620ti checked. I'll take that along next week for a check. He's using one of his "summer" cars now...
EDIT to add @ 00:46:~
Just remembered. The fella working on the Laser Checking device today asked if my car's registration ( T16 TBO ) was a personal plate. He knew what a T16 Turbo was as he had a 420 T-Powered Turbo and currently has an MGZS.
I mention this as over twenty years ago, when I had never heard of a T-Series, my firm stopped us using our own cars for business use travel and supplied hire cars. That first hire car supplied was a dull grey Rover 420. I saw it first on a dark, rainy early November morning when delivered to my house. Did not pay much attention to that car that was until I reached the M5 ready for my long journey north. It was then that I first experienced what a T-Series could do although I had no idea what was under that bonnet at the time. Even so, I was impressed! Stopping off at a services some hundred miles later, I just had to know what was under that bonnet. I lifted it to see what was underneath making that little car go so well. That was the first time I laid eyes on a T-Series Turbocharged Rover engine. I was an immediate convert and have been a keen enthusiast for these turbocharged Rovers ever since. Had my firm not insisted on not using our own cars for business use, I could be driving a BMW now ...
Life can throw the occasional curved ball ... good eh..