One of the more integral vehicle safety measures is to make sure that all four wheels are perfectly aligned. Even minute misalignment can create problems with vehicle handling, and in the worst case scenario, be a factor in vehicle accidents.
Vehicle misalignment can be caused by a wealth of different factors. From improper vehicle construction to consistent driving across uneven terrain, there are a number of different factors that contribute to poor vehicle realignment.
Further Reasons for Employing Sound Wheel Alignment
What motorists may not be aware of is that incorrect wheel alignment will adversely affect your petrol consumption. In today’s modern world, an increasing amount of motorists are concerned with their petrol consumption. Having a properly aligned vehicle will decrease any rolling resistance which increases your miles per gallon ratio.
One of the principal vehicle safety concerns that all vehicles must take into consideration is the tyre tread. Premature tyre wear can be costly. Should your wheels not be accurately aligned and rolling straight, premature tyre wear and tear becomes apparent. Proper alignment will save motorists the expense of paying for new tyres routinely.
Proper wheel alignment will improve the handling of your vehicle. Should you be travelling in your car and the wheel pulls to the left or right, this is a classic symptom of improper wheel alignment. If you feel vibrations through the steering wheel, this could be the result of tyre wear, caused by poor wheel alignment. When driving your vehicle feels loose, and may wander across the road.
Why Align All Four Wheels?
The front wheels steer the car. The rear wheels direct the vehicle. Having all four wheels appropriately aligned will resolve handling problems by keeping a common centreline.
In order to ensure optimal operation of the vehicle safely, yearly maintenance or every 10,000 conducted in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines, is essential.
Having all four wheels appropriately aligned is paramount. Should you suspect that your vehicle is improperly aligned should contact a mechanic.