Why should I keep my wheels aligned?
A small mis-alignment in your wheels will shorten tyre life by a few hundred miles, a major mis-alignment will wear out tyres prematurely in just a few thousand miles. If the car is wandering or pulling to one side when driving, we would advise getting your wheel alignment checked. This will prevent thousands of miles of premature wear that will save you money in the long run.
Here are some common signs of incorrect wheel alignment:
- Vehicle pulling to the left or right (check on smooth straight road)
- Uneven or rapid tyre wear.
- Squealing tyres when turning
- Reduced fuel consumption
- Logo on steering wheel not straight
- Turn and return, does your wheel not return to centre?
Incorrect alignment can make the steering wheel feel sloppier than usual. It may feel loose in your hands or the car may not respond immediately to turning the wheel. This does not always mean that you need a realignment, but it is a good indication that there may be an issue.
Book your car or van in for a ‘4-wheel’ or ‘front wheel’ alignment at WCareys. We carry out wheel alignments for vehicles with wheels up to 22 inches.
Wheel alignment is not necessary when you have new tyres fitted, but it is advisable to have it checked.