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BLOG: WHEEL ALIGNMENTS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING THEM REGULARLY CHECKED

If you’ve noticed your car pulls to the left or right whilst driving on a straight or flat road, read this blog ASAP …

DO YOU KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING YOU CAR’S WHEELS ALIGNED?


Having aligned wheels is extremely important as is ensures your car is performing to its highest potential as well as increasing the longevity of your tyres. There are many driving factors that can cause your wheels to become misaligned including hitting potholes, bumps, kerbs, driving on uneven surfaces and general wear and tear. Misaligned wheels cause problems, so we’ve written a blog that ensures you know the warning signs as soon as they occur.

 

What is wheel alignment?

A wheel alignment is an angle in which your tyres are positioned in comparison to one another and the body of your car. When you take your car to the mechanic, they will often adjust the vehicle’s suspension using state of the art technology to determine exactly what needs to be applied.

 

What are the warning signs?

You can often feel your vehicle steering wheel pull to the left or right when driving on a straight road. Another way to identify misaligned wheels is uneven tread on your tyres or noticing that your steering wheel that is off-centred.

 

Other circumstances that may influence when you need a wheel alignment

Warning signs shouldn’t be the only reason encouraging you to align your car’s wheels. You should always get your car’s wheels aligned after the following:

  1. When you buy a new set of tyres
  2. After replacing any steering component
  3. After replacing your suspension
  4. After your vehicle has hit something big e.g. Pothole, road hazard or kerb

 

We highly recommend that you include checking your car’s wheel alignment often to ensure you are not risking the safety of yourself or any passenger on the road. It will also save you money from replacing worn tyres frequently!

 

Feel free to contact your local Tony White Dealership if you have any questions regarding servicing your cars brake pads or general upkeeping enquiries. With over 25 dealerships located across Australia’s Eastern States, find your closest dealer here.