The benefits of regular wheel alignments

Posted by: Cal on 5/02/2013

Category: Maintenance

Most of us would probably claim to take good care of our vehicles. We wash them often enough, keep an eye on the oil and water levels, and generally keep an ear out for strange sounds.

But is that all we need to do? Here's a question for all the conscientious vehicle owners out there - when was the last time you had your wheel alignment checked?

This should be a critical part of vehicle maintenance, but don't just take our word for it - here are some of the benefits of getting regular wheel alignments.

Better fuel mileage

Properly aligned wheels provide less resistance to forward motion, meaning your engine doesn't have to work as hard to move your vehicle forward.

Tyres last longer

Car tyres which are out of alignment can wear down unevenly. The result is you may find yourself having to replace them sooner than if they were correctly aligned.

Improved handling

With the improved tyre performance that comes with correctly aligned wheels, your vehicle will not pull to one side or the other. This means you won't have to battle to keep your car driving straight, making for a much more pleasant driving experience.