Should you have your wheels aligned?

Posted on December 18, 2017 at 10:35 pm

Wheel alignment also called tracking should be done at least every few years, although some people opt to do it more frequently. Many garages have different equipment that is used to align the wheels and some only offer front wheel alignment so it is important you check prior to booking the car in.

If you notice that your car is pulling to one side, you have a vibration in the wheel or that you tyres are wearing unevenly then the chances are your tracking is out. A wheel alignment of the front two wheels is often in the region of £30 which is a small price to pay for something that could end up costing you a lot more if left. Driving a car that is not aligned correctly can affect your steering and can cause uneven tyre wear meaning a tyre will need to be replaced sooner than it should have been. It can also effect fuel efficiency and can making driving more dangerous if left.

Some garages will even offer you a refund should they wheels not need aligning. Be sure to shop around for the best price and to find out what is included as many garages will charge a small fee for checking the alignment but then a lot more to rectify it if it is out.



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