Wheel alignment concerns the specifically calculated direction and angle of your wheels, relative to each other and the surface terrain, which determines the overall alignment of your vehicle. Proper alignment affects the lifespan of your tyres, fuel consumption and the overall comfort and safety of your ride.
It is of vital importance to get your wheel alignment checked regularly. You should also get it checked whenever new tyres are fitted. In the event that you travel regularly, over long distances or under tough road conditions, it is recommended that you check your alignment more frequently.
Wheel balancing and wheel alignment is an important part of ensuring safer driving on the roads. Wheels that are not balanced cause the steering wheel to vibrate which negatively affects the driver's handling of the vehicle.
An increase in fuel consumption is also evident as the unbalanced wheels increase the need for additional energy when driving. Your suspension and steering components, rotating parts and tyres will also experience premature wearing due to unbalanced wheels.
If you choose to ignore the above symptoms and do not balance and align your wheels you will not only endanger your life when driving on the road, but the wearing of the parts of the vehicle will also be very expensive to replace in the long run.
What wheel alignment does for your car: