Car advice from Volksmaster: Getting wheel alignment right

volksmaster_logoVolksmaster is a leading independent servicing specialist in Oldham. Call them on 0161 624 5060 or visit them at 387 Ashton Road, Oldham, OL8 2NA.

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WHAT IS WHEEL ALIGNMENT?

Wheel Alignment ensures all four wheels are pointing in the same direction.

Since its invention the car has been a symbol of technological advancement and as its components have evolved, so has the way its geometry (steering and suspension) is measured.

Car designers are constantly striving to improve comfort, performance, handling and safety – in order for you to get the maximum benefit from these features of your car, the steering and suspension must be measured and adjusted within the manufacturer’s specifications.

This can only be achieved by regularly measuring all four wheels and having them properly aligned.

If only the front wheels are aligned (commonly known as a ‘Tracking’, ‘Two Wheel Alignment’ or ‘Toe & Go’), and the rear wheels remain out of alignment, your car could still suffer from increased tyre wear, reduced economy and handling issues.

WHY DOES MY VEHICLE REQUIRE ALIGNMENT CHECKS AND ADJUSTMENTS

Firstly, it is an important part of your car’s maintenance that can help keep running costs down in the long term.

Secondly, correct wheel alignment makes your car safer to drive.

The geometry can move out of alignment on all vehicles – this is commonly referred to as misalignment.

There are several reasons why misalignment is common:

  • Everyday driving affects alignment but factors such as kerbing and hitting potholes can alter your cars wheel alignment dramatically.
  • Worn or damaged suspension / parts
  • It may have been wrongly adjusted previously

At VOLKSMASTER LIMITED our experts can rectify any wheel alignment problems using state-of-the art laser guided Hunter Wheel Alignment equipment. FROM £40.00+VAT

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF WHEEL ALIGNMENT?

They were plenty of benefits, including:

  • Reduced tyre wear
  • Improved fuel consumption
  • Saves money and the environment
  • Improved handling
  • Safer driving

Find out more about wheel alignment by visiting Volksmaster’s website.

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