How important is correct wheel alignment?

By Chris Norman
on August 30, 2018 2:16:58 PM BST

How important is correct wheel alignment?

By Chris Norman
on August 30, 2018 2:16:58 PM BST

All cars are manufactured to make sure the wheels are correctly aligned. If they aren’t then this could cause problems for your car and your wallet. The everyday occurrences such as driving over potholes or hitting kerbs can bring a list of problems for your tyres as the wheels become misaligned.

Wheel alignment, or tracking as it's known, can reduce the lifespan of a perfectly working tyre significantly. When wheels are out of alignment, they become less stable especially when you need to react fast on our roads. Keeping your wheels aligned is important for a number of reasons from improving the handling of the car to reducing tyre wear and fuel consumption

A four wheel alignment will put the wheels straight and parallel with each other which reduces the tyres rolling resistance. Having your alignment corrected will also save you money on fuel -  tyres have unnecessary drag if the alignment isn’t correct and it will cause them to wear a lot faster than usual. You may not get as much mileage out of of your tyres due to incorrect wheel alignment. 

If you notice your handling isn’t what it used to be or if your tyres are showing early signs of wear then you may want to get a four wheel alignment check carried out before it becomes a costly problem.

Tyre's are often in need of repair due to the problems that have been caused by incorrect wheel alignment and can reduce the life span of a tyre significantly. 

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