Wheel Alignment & Tyres
How do I know if my car wheels are out of alignment?
It is not always obvious, especially if the misalignment is slight, but there are signs to look out for:
Benefits of having a 4 wheel alignment check:
Driver & Passenger Safety:
Misalignment can affect car handling and can potentially make the car unsafe. A pre suspension system inspection is part of the full alignment procedure; so helps to highlight any worn or damaged parts before they cause a more costly problem.
Many handling problems can be corrected by a four wheel alignment and with the geometry aligned properlyto the motor manufacturers specifications, you can enjoy that new car feel!
By preventing premature tyre wear (and early tyre disposal), improving fuel economy and minimising carbon emissions, it not only reduces the cost of motoring, but will help the environment too!
How often should the alignment be checked?
As a general rule it is wise to have your alignment checked;
- Every 12,000 – 15,000 miles or once a year.
However, it is also highly recommended when;
- You knowingly hit a kerb or pothole
- New tyres are fitted
- Steering and suspension components are replaced
- The vehicle has been involved in any form of accident or collision