Wheel alignment, also called tracking, should be checked as part of every vehicle owner’s routine maintenance. It involves adjusting the angle of the wheels according to manufacturer’s specifications to make sure the vehicle travels easily in a straight line with no ‘pulling’ to either side. The benefits of correct wheel alignment are:
Save uneven wear on tyres
Maximum tyre life
Improved fuel economy
Optimum stability and control
Smoother driving experience
Improved road grip
Northampton Wheel Alignment
Incorrect alignment will result in uneven wearing of your cars tyres, meaning that will need replacing much sooner. Braking distance, ride quality, and even fuel economy are all affected by the correct rotation and alignment of wheels and tyres. Maintaining the wheel alignment of your vehicle will mean a smoother ride and can also reduce fatigue for the driver on longer car journeys.
Signs that your alignment may need checking are, unusual wear on your tyres, such as premature wear on the inside or outside shoulder, pulling to one side while driving, and off-centre steering wheel when your car is travelling in a straight line. Over time with speed bumps, pot holes and the odd encounter with the kerb, car wheels will lose their original alignment – you will be able to tell when the wheels are out of alignment if there is a squealing noise when cornering in the dry.
Wheel alignment problems can be caused by hitting a kerb, driving into a pothole in the road or by excessive wear to steering or suspension components. It is important to get your wheel alignment checked regularly to ensure you get the most out of your tyres.
At Service MOT Repairs we are able to offer 2 wheel, 4 wheel and full geometry checks and alignments. Wheel alignments cost from £36 inc vat – book your vehicle in now by calling 01604 491011 or email email@example.com