What is Wheel Alignment?
Wheel alignment or wheel tracking as some call it is an essential maintenance procedure to prevent early wear on your tyres. It refers to the position and angle your tyres are in its current state. Your tyres want to be at a 90° to the road, allowing for an even distribution of weight across the tyre. There are two types of wrong angles;
Negative toe, or toe out, is the front of the wheel pointing away from the centerline of the vehicle. Positive toe, or toe in, is the front of the wheel pointing towards the centerline of the vehicle. Toe can be measured in linear units, at the front of the tire, or as an angular deflection.
Dangers of poor wheel alignment
Correct wheel alignment is very important for a vehicle to drive efficiently and safely. When wheels aren’t properly aligned, it can increase the risk of tyre damage which leads to an increase in road accidents. There are some noticeable signs that could indicate a misalignment. Here are some common signs that you are dealing with wheels with poor alignment:
- Vehicle pulling to the left or right
- Uneven wear on one or both edge of tyre’s
- Your steering wheel is crooked when driving straight
- Squealing tyre’s
Common causes of disrupting a wheels alignment include hitting a curb, driving over potholes or hitting something in the road. These are all very common things drivers can experience and misaligned wheels can lead to further issues and costs. Ignoring the issue altogether can lead to added strain on the suspension which can be a very heavy cost.
Fixing the issue
Here at the Tyre Bay, we pride ourselves in our output of work. We offer a satisfaction guarantee when it comes to aligning your vehicle’s wheels and we use a combination of 10+ years experiences along with some of the most advanced tools at our disposal for the perfect alignment.
We offer a very competitive price depending on your vehicle and aim to have the whole process complete within 45-60 minutes. For more information please feel free to give our team a call to receive a quote and availability on 01623 770 210.