What are the signs of incorrect wheel alignment?
There are numerous tell-tale signs which indicate that your car or van may be suffering from incorrect wheel alignment. One of the more common of these is your steering pulling or drifting
, i.e. to the left or the right while you are driving. This is not only a source of irritation, but is also potentially dangerous and if noticed you should contact a member of our team
at once. Another common warning sign that your wheels may not be aligned correctly is uneven tyre wear.
This is noticeable when your tyres appear far more worn on side than on the other. This comes about as a result of the fact that your wheels are not lined up 100% accurately, causing your tyres to wear
down at an uneven rate. So, if you have noticed this issue on your car or van's tires, perhaps it might be time to get in touch. In order to check this yourself, you can measure your tread depth with tread depth meter. Another typical symptom of incorrect wheel alignment is a vibrating or buzzing sensation coming from the steering wheel.
However in this case, a vibrating steering wheel may also be caused by more serious issues so it may be best to get your vehicle looked at by our expert team.
What are the effects of incorrect wheel alignment?
Due to it's impact on your vehicles performance, there are multiple costly outcomes to incorrectly aligned wheels. Firstly, your fuel costs may increase
due to incorrectly aligned wheels. As you must compensate for drifting steering, your vehicle must work harder to reach your end destination while using more fuel in the process. As well as increased fuel consumption, incorrect wheel alignment may also have a drastic impact on the lifespan of your tyres.
This will not only be costly in the short term, but could also be potentially dangerous in the long run. A final, and perhaps more obvious consequence of incorrect wheel alignment is the impact it can have on the handling and control of your car or van. If your steering wheel drifts to one side, this will prove to be a constant hazard as you be forced to constantly adjust your steering wheel in order to compensate for your steering being off-center.
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