Wheel alignment or tracking is what ensures that your vehicle’s wheels are positioned optimally and to the car manufacturer’s recommendation. It is a complex process where the car’s suspension is correctly positioned to ensure that the wheels are all aligned with one another along the road’s surface. Incorrect wheel alignment not only causes fast irregular tyre wear, it also affects the safe handling and efficiency of your car’s performance.
Sadly, it is all too easy to throw out your car’s wheel alignment. It can be caused by something as simple as hitting a kerb, driving into a pothole or just excessive wear and tear. It is vital that you get the most out of vehicle’s tyres so checking your wheel alignment will help you to do this by prolonging the life of your tyres by up to 12,000 miles. Your fuel efficiency will also increase as a result of the decreased rolling resistance with the road.
It’s easy for you to keep an eye out for poor wheel alignment; just look out for unusual wear on your tyres, like on the inside or outside of the tyre. There are some other signs to look out for too, such as, if your car seems to drift more to one side, even though you think you are driving straight. Vibration of the steering wheel can also be a sign of poor wheel alignment.
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Poor wheel alignment does not just affect the wear and tear on your tyres or it’s steering, it also has a negative impact on your car’s fuel economy. By having your car’s wheel alignment corrected, you can save up to 5% on the cost of your fuel overall. An astonishing 30% of a vehicle’s fuel is pumped into compensating for tyres rolling resistance.
When you come to Walton Service Centre to have your wheel alignment checked, we will check the direction and angle of your wheels. Wheel alignment checks should always be conducted by an expert with an alignment machine to ensure that your car is driving the way that it should be. Remember that your vehicle’s manufacturer has set your car’s wheel alignment in a certain way for a reason. When your car’s wheel alignment gets knocked out of shape, it is crucial to have your car’s wheel alignment checked and corrected. Attempting to drive with poor wheel alignment does not just have an affect your car’s performance; it is dangerous.
All of our services are available to book online using our online booking tool. For quality repairs in Chertsey, then see Walton Service Centre, your local garage in which you can trust. Find us at Unit 10, Woodley Yard, Chertsey Bridge Road, Chertsey, KT16 8LF.