Wheel Alignment

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About Wheel Alignment

Poor wheel alignment is one of the main reasons for premature tyre wear.

But it is not only the front wheels to worry about- rear wheels can be out of alignment too.

As well as better fuel economy and smoother handling, correct wheel alignment will reduce the wear and tear on your vehicle and extend the life of your tyres. With all four wheels correctly aligned, your car will be safer on the road and easier on your pocket.

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Signs of incorrect alignment

Wheel alignment should always be checked by an expert. Symptoms of incorrect alignment can be hard to detect but can include your car pulling to one side when you are driving, or irregular wear appearing across the width of your tyres. The irregular wear is caused by the tyres not running correctly relative to the road surface.

Here are the most common signs that you may notice:

What causes incorrect alignment?

Wheel alignment can be affected by hitting the kerb or a large pothole in the road or travelling regularly on gravel roads. If alignment in out, it can cause excessive wear to your tyres and problems with steering or suspension.

What is Four Wheel Alignment?

The modern car is built for comfort, performance and handling. In order to achieve and maintain the best ride possible, the steering and suspension needs to be measured and adjusted within the motor manufacturer’s specifications. This can only be done by measuring all four wheels and having a proper full four-wheel alignment measurement.

Misagligned Wheels Diagram

Call into any of our stores to have your wheel alignment checked.

What is Four Wheel Alignment?

Today, driver assist systems are the fastest growing vehicle technology and yet are often a mystery to vehicle owners. These systems, such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning and Brake Assist, increase driver safety by using cameras and radar to monitor the vehicle’s surroundings and help drivers avoid collisions.

Wheel Camber Diagram
Toe Angles Diagram
Wheel Alignment in Action