The impact of wheel alignment on the roads
Vehicle wheel alignment has a very big impact on how your vehicle functions. This could be vehicle handling characteristics that can change the way your vehicle functions which changes the safety level and requirements. If wheel alignment is not correct it can also affect the durability of your tyres due to uneven stress centres and higher rates of wear and tear. Wheel alignment in its simplest form is the adjustment of the suspension of a vehicle to alter the angle at which the tyre meets the road. Specifications are put in place by the manufacturer to have an optimum alignment to provide the utmost safety and handling abilities when driving. Having wheels that arent aligned can also lead to the MPG of the vehicle decreasing which causes a financial loss long term.
Why do your wheels become out of alignment?
If you are an individual who likes modifying your vehicle, wheel alignment can be affected. The suspension within your vehicle is designed to work at a certain height. If this is interfered with then the wheel alignment can become untrue. Worn mechanical parts within your vehicle can lead to a height difference which will affect alignment. Worn parts can also directly affect your wheel parts which can lead to misalignment.
Signs to spot if your wheels aren’t aligned
The major sign of your vehicle’s wheels being misaligned is if the vehicle drifts to the side when driving. Another major sign would be driving to the side slightly when your steering wheel is centred. Vibrations from the steering wheel along with it being crooked could be signs of wheel misalignment. Abnormal noises coming from your tyres and uneven tread wear could also be signs of misalignment.
We can help with your wheel alignment
If you suffer from any of the signs above then we can help with our SuperTracker wheel aligning system. This concept is easy to use, accurate, quick and extremely durable. They are one of the major parts of vehicle maintenance. This system provides you with a data printout before alignment and afterwards to observe the change.