The Importance of Wheel Alignment

For the correct vehicle handling, even tyre wear, safest stopping distances, increased fuel economy, less driver fatigue and extending general tyre life; the correct setting of wheel alignment geometry, or tracking, is essential.

Surveys carried out have found that more than eight out of every ten cars checked required a wheel alignment adjustment. How will you know if you have a potential wheel alignment or tracking issue? 

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Do You Have Wheel Alignment Issues? 

Firstly, it is vital to evaluate if you have any wheel alignment, or tracking, issues. Read our 6 step evaluation to see if you have noticed any of these symptoms of poor wheel alignment. 

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4 Misalignment Symptoms To Look Out For

If you have identified a problem with your wheel alignment, it is important to understand the negative impacts that these issues may be having on your vehicle.

Some of these include:
  • Driver fatigue
  • Extended fuel consumption
  • Tyre wear
  • Understeer / Oversteer 
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Wheel Alignment Angles 

The wheel alignment angles all have an important role to play in the performance of the motor vehicle. Ideally all four wheels should be aimed straight ahead, parallel to each other and perpendicular to the road. This decreases the wear on the vehicle. The only way to make sure the wheels are properly aligned is to check wheel alignment periodically.

Learn more about the main alignment angles, toe, camber and castor. 

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