A wheel alignment consists of adjusting the components of a vehicle’s suspension system to correct the direction and angles of the wheels for maximum driving safety and optimum vehicle performance. The suspension of a vehicle is the mechanism that attaches it to its wheels. Alignment ensures that wheels are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other to ensure correct contact with the road. The longevity of your tyres and the safety of you and your family while driving, depend on proper wheel alignment.
By accidentally bumping into something like a pavement or a pothole, or by excessive wear to the suspension or steering, tyres can be bumped out of alignment.
Negative effects of misaligned wheels:
Be alert to the following warning signs of compromised wheel alignment:
Main wheel alignment angles:
Your wheel alignment should be checked every 10 000kms or once a year. Visit one of our branches where one of our experts will make sure that your car’s wheel alignment is in order so that your safety is not compromised.
Incorrect TOE – tyres “drag” across the road causing excessive wear to the tread.
Incorrect CAMBER – causes wear on the shoulder of a tyre.
Incorrect CASTER – causes “pulling” to the left or right.