An out-of-alignment car is a common result of everyday driving. But the term alignment doesn't really refer to your car's wheels but rather to the suspension. As part of normal driving, parts of your car's suspension may become worn, and springs can be stretched out. Even a small accident or bumping a curb can disrupt your suspension, knocking some of the highly calibrated components off-kilter, making your wheels sit at improper angles. An alignment restores these angles to their correct measurements, making sure that your wheels sit straight.
If you're wondering whether your vehicle needs to be realigned, first look at your tyres. Uneven tyre wear is a prime indicator that your car is likely out of alignment. Here are a few more signs:
If you don't notice any of these signs but it's been a while since your last alignment, check your owner's manual to see how often the manufacturer recommends having this service.
If you notice any of these signs, or if your car is due a tyre and alignment check, one of our mechanics will be happy to help. To book an appointment or if you have any other questions, email email@example.com or call us on 045 256876.