Are Your Wheels Correctly aligned?
Driving over potholes, speed ramps or kerbs can cause your wheels to be mis-aligned. This can cause uneven wear on your tyres and it may feel like your car is 'pulling' to one side. This in turn can lead to an increase in fuel consumption and decrease the life your tyres.
Correct wheel alignment ensures that the tyres are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other and that on a level straight road your car will travel in a true straight line. Wheel alignment or tracking is one of the key maintenance factors to ensure optimum performance, even tyre wear and maximised tyre life.
Accurate alignment also provides safe and predictable vehicle control and road holding alongside a smoother and more comfortable ride.
How wheel alignment works
The process of wheel alignment encompasses three elements which require monitoring and adjustment to ensure correct alignment on your vehicle.
These are 'Toe' Alignment, 'Camber' Alignment and 'Caster' Alignment. These are set by your vehicle manufacturer and in many cases are adjustable. Where they can not be adjusted parts may need to be replaced to obtain the correct alignment.
All staff at Right Fit Autocentre are fully trained and experienced in making sure that your vehicle's wheels are correctly aligned.