Car Tyres and Tracking

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What is Wheel Alignment or Tracking?

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. Every wheel has camber, caster and toe angles – when they are correctly aligned, your car drives straight. When the camber, caster and toe angles are misaligned, wheel alignment problems can arise. Your vehicle can pull to the left or right, affecting the handling of the vehicle, your Tyre’s can wear unevenly and it can increase your fuel efficiency.

Effects of the Wheel Alignment or Tracking being out

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, it is recommended that the wheel alignment is checked annually and after you the vehicle has had any work done to the suspension.

Checking your wheel alignment regularly can prolong the life of your Tyre’s by up to 12,000 miles and increase fuel efficiency.

For further information or to book an appointment, give us a call on 01637 851901

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