Wheel alignment

Have you ever hit a kerb or a pothole whilst you’re driving? If you have, it may have affected your wheel alignment. Incorrect alignment can affect the handling and safety of your vehicle and can cause irregular tyre wear.

Wheel alignment, or tracking, involves ensuring that the angle and direction of your wheels are set to the optimum position as recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturers specification. Correct wheel alignment maximises the life of your tyres and enhances their performance, which in turn will improve your fuel economy.

Wheel alignment problems can be caused by a number of things, such as an accident or collision, hitting a pot hole, driving up a kerb, or simply as a result of wear and tear from daily driving. Wheels that are misaligned by even a small amount can impact on the handling and safety of your vehicle, increase fuel consumption and can cause irregular tyre wear, thereby decreasing the life of your tyres, so it is important that they are checked regularly. Alignment of wheels and tyres is the way to a smooth ride and will ensure you get the most out of your tyres.

If you are experiencing any of the following signs, call The Car Doctor today, and we can check and correct your wheel alignment:

 

 The steering wheel doesn’t sit straight.
 The vehicle pulls to one side when driving, even when the steering wheel is level.
 The tyres are wearing unevenly and more quickly than usual – most commonly on one of the tyres edges.
 The steering wheel is vibrating.
 The steering feels looser than usual.

 

The alignment of the two front wheels is normally sufficient to resolve any alignment issues for most vehicles. If the problem persists and alignment for all four wheels is needed we will discuss this with you as it is not possible for all makes and models of cars to have the rear wheels adjusted.

SPECIAL OFFER – We are currently offering wheel alignment/tracking for just £25!
Call us now on 01206 861900 to book your appointment today.