Wheel alignment or tracking, is the process of ensuring your vehicle’s wheels are set to the optimum position, as per the car manufacturer’s specifications. Incorrect alignment can result in rapid irregular tyre wear and can even affect the handling and safety of the vehicle.
Wheel alignment problems can be caused by hitting a kerb, driving into a pothole in the road or by excessive wear to steering or suspension components. It is important to get your wheel alignment checked annually to ensure you get the most out of your tyres.
Checking your wheel alignment on your car or van regularly can prolong the life of your tyres and increase fuel efficiency due to the reduced rolling resistance with the road – saving you pounds at the pump.
Keep an eye out for unusual wear on your tyres, such as premature wear on the inside or outside shoulder, which could be a sign of incorrect alignment.
Regular wheel alignment can reduce uneven tyre wear, improve vehicle handling and steering and save you money by lowering fuel consumption.
Wheel alignment involves checking the direction and angle of the wheels. The misalignment positions are described as toe in, toe out, positive camber or negative camber.