Wheel Alignment – What is it?
Wheel alignment involves precisely measuring and adjusting the wheels on your car to ensure that they are parallel to each other and perfectly aligned with the road surface. It may sound simple but it is a complex tasks which requires precision instruments.
Why do my wheels need to be aligned?
When one wheels is facing left while the other three are facing straight ahead this creates ‘pulling’ from that wheel. Misalignment results in uneven tyre wear, and can affect your suspension, steering and the safety of your vehicle. Badly Aligned tyres can affect your ability to steer your vehicle – and this can range from a slight ‘pull’ through to the most extreme cases of having trouble controlling your car altogether. Not advisable when you’re cruising in your car down a country road or zipping round city corners, but especially dangerous in emergency situations like if you have to brake hard or swerve to avoid an accident or obstruction in the road.
Why don’t tyres on my car stay aligned?
Countless things affect you cars wheel alignment. General wear and tear, rough driving, bumpy roads, roadholes, and speed bumps are just some of the elements that affect your cars wheel alignment.
What are the signs that I need a wheel alignment?
When your tyres are very out of balance you could notice things like your car pulling to one side, or side to side, your steering wheel seeming ‘off-centre’ or your tyres wearing unevenly. Most times the decline of your wheel alignment is gradual and so you don’t notice the change in your cars feel, but you will certainly notice the sudden improvement once your tyres are properly aligned.
If you have any concerns about your wheel alignment – don’t hesitate and risk driving an unsafe vehicle - call us at Temby Auto service today, we will be happy to talk about your issues and give you a quote.
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