Wheels need routine maintenance and adjustment to ensure that tyres last. Wheel alignment should be checked regularly, not just when you feel a vibration or shudder. If one wheel is out of alignment, then the others will have to drag the misaligned wheel.
- Your steering wheel pulls to one side and counter-steering causes excessive tyre wear.
- Inferior handling and safety.
- Problems elsewhere in the suspension and alignment components.
- Driver Fatigue.
- Increased fuel consumption.
Always have your vehicle’s alignment checked when:
- Your vehicle has hit something (eg pavement or pothole).
- You notice that your tyres are wearing abnormally or unevenly.
- You experience steering or handling problems
- When you buy a new set of tyres and want them to last as long as possible.
- When you replace suspension or steering components.
About 4 wheel alignment
Whilst some service providers offer alignment on front wheels, it is important for the proper settings to be checked on all 4 wheels to ensure optimum tyre life, fuel consumption, safety and handling.