Wheel Alignment

When Should I have a Wheel Alignment ?

  1. 1. When new tyres are installed
  2. 2. When suspension components are installed
  3. 3. When your vehicle hit a curb or pothole
  4. 4. Anytime unusual Tyre wear patterns appear
  5. 5. When the car steers off the centreline of direction by itself

What is a Wheel Alignment?

A Wheel Alignment consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other.

What is a Wheel Balance?

Is Different to a Wheel Alignment, A Wheel balance allows your wheels to spin without vibrating thus can prolong the life of your tyres and save money.

What are the Benefits of a Wheel Alignment?

Save Money - Poor wheel alignment increases tyre rolling resistance which makes your engine work harder. Your fuel economy goes down and your tyres wear more quickly. It is highly recommended that you include a Wheel Alignment in your annual maintenance program.

Tyres Last Longer - poor alignment will cause uneven tyre wear and drastically reduce tyre life. You may improve the tyre average life over 20%, making the exercise completely self-financing.

Save Petrol - poor alignment increases the rolling resistance of tyres. About 30% of a vehicle's fuel is used to overcome the tyres rolling resistance, and just a small amount of misalignment can increase fuel consumption dramatically. Savings of up to 5% on fuel can readily be achieved through accurate alignment.

Less Carbon Emissions - CO2 emissions are the prime greenhouse gas responsible for global warming, and industry is increasingly being asked to find ways to reduce its' emissions. The wheel alignment will reduce fuel consumption and will have an immediate impact in reducing total carbon emissions.

Improve Comfort of Driver - if correctly aligned the vehicle will run true, and the driver will not have to constantly fight the steering to keep the vehicle straight. This will help reduce driver fatigue and lower the potential risks of longer term arm, shoulder and neck problems.
Safety - with driver fatigue reduced and a vehicle that steers straight with a trailer towing in line, correct wheel alignment will help improve vehicle safety