Longer Lasting Tyres
Misalignment may lead to premature and uneven tire wear. If you wait to get a wheel alignment until it’s too late, you’ll find yourself buying new tyres more often. You can check your tyres to see if they show any signs of these three types of uneven or premature tire wear:
- Feathering: Tires become “feathered” when the tread is smooth or worn down on one side and sharp on the other. This type of tire wear occurs when there’s a combination of improper alignment settings.
- Camber wear: Is the inside or outside edge of your tire tread looking much more worn than the center of the tread? It could be due to camber wear.
- Heel and toe wear: Picture your tire treads, then zoom in. Those individual sections are called tire “tread blocks.” When one side of a tread block appears to be wearing down faster than the other in your tire’s rolling direction, it’s called heel and toe wear.
When your tires are out of alignment, your vehicle tends to pull excessively to the left or right leading to a jarring, bumpy, or even vibration-filled ride.
If your car’s wheels are out of alignment, it’s harder to steer. You may even find yourself holding the steering wheel at an angle just to drive the car straight, or even veering from side to side. Proper wheel alignment means you’re able to steer clear of those problems and maintain control of your car.
Misalignment can decrease fuel consumption by up to 10%. Instead of rolling freely, misaligned tyres cause excess and unnecessary drag. That means if your tyres aren’t adjusted properly, you could be spending more money on fuel. A wheel alignment will help you conserve fuel and fill up less often.
Save money on repairs
If your tires are misaligned, a little jolt could lead to big problems. Hitting a pothole, for example, can cause damage to your tyres and suspension system with a bad alignment. Spending a small amount of money on a wheel alignment can prevent you from shelling out down the road