Wheel Alignment - what does it involve?
Wheel alignment is a complex task which involves specific measurements and adjustments to make the wheels on your car run perfectly parallel to each other and in line with the surface of the road.
Why do wheels need such precise aligning?
If a wheel is inclined even slightly right while the other three are facing straight ahead this will cause a ‘pull’ from that wheel. This creates uneven tyre wear and can also affect your suspension, your steering and the overall safety of your vehicle. Badly aligned tyres can have a serious effect on your ability to steer your car – including extreme cases where it could be difficult to control your car altogether. Especially dangerous if you face an emergency situation like having to brake or swerve suddenly to avoid an obstruction or accident on the road.
Why don’t my wheels just stay aligned?
There are plenty of reasons for wheels their losing alignment over time. Hitting the curb when you park, rough driving, potholes, basic wear and tear – these things can all affect your cars wheel alignment. And remember your wheels and their system are holding up the weight of your car over hundreds of miles and bumps every month.
What are the signs I should look for that my car needs a wheel alignment?
If your wheels are out of alignment you will probably notice things like a pulling to one side, or perhaps your car might feel as though it is swerving, your steering wheel could feel ‘out of balance’ or your tyres appear to be wearing down unevenly. Often the decline of your wheel alignment happens so gradually you don’t notice the change in the way your car drives - but you will certainly notice the sudden improvement once your tyres get properly aligned at Maryborough Service Centre.