Wheels need routine maintenance and adjustment to ensure that tyres last. Wheel alignment should be checked regularly every 10 000 kilometers, not just when you feel drifts or pulls. 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.