• What Is Wheel Alignment?

What Is Wheel Alignment?

Being aware of certain aspects of driving a car can really help you ensure your vehicle stays in good condition and that you stay safe on the road, and one process you would be wise to familiarise yourself with is wheel alignment or tracking.

 

This is what makes sure your car’s wheels are set in the right position, in accordance with the car manufacturer’s specifications. If your wheels aren’t aligned properly, your tyres can wear down more quickly, compromising the safety of the vehicle itself.

 

Wheel alignment can be affected by driving over potholes, hitting the kerb or wear and tear on other parts of the car, such as steering or suspension. Being a careful driver and being aware of your surroundings is a must, of course, but it can also help prevent wheel alignment and tyre issues from arising before their time.

Give your tyres a regular health check and look out for any unusual signs of wear and tear, such as issues with the inner or outer shoulders of the tyres, which could signify incorrect alignment.

If there is a problem, you will likely need to take your car in for a specialist to address the issue and align the wheels to the recommended position. When driving, see if the car is pulling to one side or if you’re having difficulties steering, as this could also indicate that there’s a problem.

If you’d like to find out more about car maintenance and repair, get in touch with the team here at Boost Technik today. We have years of experience behind us and will get you back on the road in no time.