What is Wheel Alignment?
Wheel alignment is the process of setting a vehicle’s wheels to point in the correct direction, as specified by the vehicle manufacturer. This position is formulated based on the design of the steering and suspension of the vehicle and will enable your wheels to provide optimal handling.
Wheel alignment is measured by checking the angles of all four wheels to ensure that they still remain in the position specified by the vehicle manufacturer. If they do not, they can be adjusted easily.
How to Tell if Your Wheels Have Become Misaligned
You should have your wheel alignment checked every 12,000 – 15,000 miles and after you have any work carried out to your suspension, steering, wheels or tyres.
It only takes small impacts such as hitting a kerb or driving over a pothole to offset your wheel alignment so you should also book a wheel alignment check if you notice any of the following:
-Your tyres are wearing abnormally or unevenly
-Your vehicle pulls to one side when driving
-Your steering wheel remains at an angle when driving in a straight line
-Your steering wheel does not return easily after a turn
If you have any concerns that your wheel alignment may be incorrect give us a call ASAP. We use market leading ‘Super Tracker’ laser alignment gauges to check that your wheel alignment is set to manufacturer’s specifications.