Incorrect alignment can result in rapid irregular tyre wear and can even affect the handling and safety of the vehicle. The process of ensuring your vehicle’s wheels are set to the optimum position (as per the car manufacturer’s specifications) so that tyres wear evenly is known as 4 wheel laser alignment, or tracking. Driven into a kerb? Over a pothole? Even excessive wear to steering or suspension components can be a cause of incorrect alignment. It is important to get your wheel alignment checked annually to ensure you get the most out of your tyres.
It’s worth keeping 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. Correctly aligned tyres can significantly increase the life of your tyres and fuel efficiency will increase due to the reduced rolling resistance with the road – saving you pounds at the pump. West End Garages can offer a free alignment check at a time to suit you.