What is Wheel Alignment?
Wheel Alignment mainly refers to an adjustment to a vehicle’s suspension (the system that connects a vehicle to its wheels). These alignments basically deal with the angle of wheels in comparison to each other and the body of the vehicle.
Causes Of Improper Wheel Alignment
One of the major & common causes for wheels going out of alignment is due to sudden impact when they hit something at enough speed.
Encounters with potholes, manholes without covers, bumps, kerbs driving on uneven surfaces and general wear and tear of tyres.
Cautions Of Improper Alignment
Uneven or rapid tread wear on the tires.
Increased fuel consumption.
Car pulling to either side.
The steering wheel is crooked while driving straight or it feels loose.
Why it is needed?
Maintaining proper wheel alignment is essential to avoid unnecessary wear on your tires, steering, suspension and breaks. It causes stress and instability to the driver.
Accurate wheel alignment optimizes driving stability maximizes tyre life and improves overall vehicle’s performance and handling.
When Should it be done?
An alignment after the installation of new tires. Annual or twice yearly if you typically travel on rough roads.
For every 5000 KM.
After any suspension-related repair is done.