Importance of Wheel Alignment For Your Tyres
Updated: Sep 30, 2019
You may be wondering why is tyre alignment is important?
Tyre alignment helps keep you safe on the roads, as well as prolonging the life of your tyres.
Wheel alignment is vital for the safety of your car, and also the lifecycle of your tyres. Ensuring your wheels are aligned is very important and, unfortunately, it is very easy for your wheels to be knocked out of alignment. Whether it is potholes, bumping into a curb, or simple wear and tear over time, your alignment will be knocked out eventually.
Most people ignore minor problems with their car, and won't even notice that some of the issues they may be seeing could be related to unaligned wheels. They may simply dismiss these issues as related to road conditions.
You need to be aware, though. Driving for too long with a car that needs a wheel alignment can mean that your tyres are wearing unevenly. Uneven tyre wear can cause you to be driving at decreased fuel economy. Misaligned wheels will cost you money.
Here is a breakdown of how your wheel alignment impacts your car's performance and life expectancy:
Your tyres life
Having tyres out of alignment will cause your tyres to wear unevenly. Uneven wear causes tread issues, as well as other equally expensive and potentially dangerous problems with your car. It can also lead to a shortened life for your tyres, costing you a lot more money in the long run as you will have to replace your tyres earlier than you may otherwise have been required to.
A vehicle that is out of alignment will begin to pull either to the right or to the left. This pull compromises your car handling. While it may not seem like a big deal to have a slight lean, this can undermine your control and potentially lead to accidents as you are not fully in control.
The comfort of your ride:
Not only are aligned wheels a much safer way to drive, without your wheel being tugged one way or another, driving on properly aligned wheels makes for a much more comfortable drive. Delivery vehicle tyres can play a large part in the safety and comfort of your staff.
If you suspect that your wheels are unaligned, make an appointment to have your car looked at by one of our specialists. We will assess and properly align your tyres as quickly as possible.
A computerised alignment will make sure that all four of your wheels are parallel, as well as sitting flat on the road so that you will have a smooth, safe drive. If you are worried, please get in touch today to make an appointment as soon as possible.