Marshall Automotive perform Wheel Alignment on most makes and models – if your car needs a wheel alignment please call us for a quote or fill in our contact form today.
Wheel alignment - what is it?
A Wheel Alignement involves taking specific measurements and then making adjustments to the wheels on your car so that they run perfectly parallel to each other and in line with the surface of the road.
How do I know when my car needs a wheel alignment?
When your tyres go out of alignment you will observe things like:
- Car feels like it is pulling to one side.
- Car is swerving side to side.
- Your steering wheel could feel 'out of balance'.
- Tyres start wearing down unevenly.
The majority of the time the decline of your wheel alignment happens so gradually you don’t even notice the way your car drives has changed - but you will certainly notice the sudden improvement once your tyres get properly aligned.
Why do my wheels require such precise aligning?
When one wheel is facing even the tiniest little bit to the right while the other three are facing straight ahead this causes that wheel to pull against the others. This creates uneven tyre wear and affects both your suspension and your steering; therefore it affects the overall safety of your vehicle. Badly aligned tyres can have a serious effect on your ability to steer your car –including extreme cases where it could be difficult to control your car altogether. Nobody wants to have difficulty steering round city corners, but this could be seriously dangerous if you face an emergency situation like having to brake or swerve suddenly to avoid an accident on the road.
What cause my tyres to go out of alignment?
There are plenty of things which ‘undo’ your wheel alignment. Potholes, rough roads and driving, basic wear and tear, speed bumps or hitting the curb when you park can all affect your cars