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Wheels are a crucial part of your vehicle’s suspension system as they are the only direct connection to the road surface and alsoconnected to the steering wheel. They move your car with the help of a crankshaft, camshaft and several other components. However, your wheels may get misaligned due to certain conditions. Fiveways Tyres provides the best wheel alignment Bury St Edmunds that you can count on.
WHAT IS WHEEL ALIGNMENT?
The process of adjusting the angles of your car’s wheels to a recommended value is known as wheel alignment. Generally, the process involves determining any angular deviation using modern equipment and tools, so the suspension of your vehicle is never compromised. Once the deviation has been identified, experts at Fiveways Tyres correct the camber, caster, and toe angles, so you never lose control over the vehicle.
According to experts, you must get a four-wheel alignment for SUVs and 4x4 vehicles and a front-end alignment for hatchbacks.
Also, if you have fitted your vehicle with new tyres, well-aligned wheels protect you from loss of control, uneven tyre wear and contribute to driving safety.
BENEFITS OF WHEEL ALIGNMENT
Wheel alignment maintains the coordination between the steering and the wheels. The wheels respond the way you want them to. This helps to maintain control over the vehicle and longevity of the vehicle’s wheels and suspension system.
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Getting a proper wheel alignment prevents the damage from spreading to other parts of the suspension system. This saves you from spending huge amounts on additional repair and replacement.
SMOOTH DRIVING EXPERIENCE
Misaligned wheels cause uneven distribution of various forces. Improper contact with the road increases frictional resistance, making the vehicle feel heavier than usual. Similarly, uneven load distribution on these wheels may cause a loss of steering control or constant vibrations in your car.
INCREASED TYRE LIFE
Getting a proper wheel alignment ensures a smooth tyre rotation and prevents uneven wearing. This helps to increase the overall tyre life.
DANGERS OF NOT GETTING A WHEEL ALIGNMENT
Driving on misaligned wheels can lead to an unresponsive steering and reduced vehicle control. This can cause collisions with fellow motorists on the road, causing damages you could have easily avoided.
According to the MOT regulations, a damaged set of wheels is categorised under the ‘Dangerous’ category. Therefore, driving on misaligned wheels can cause rim damage that can lead to a failed MOT test.
POOR CAR PERFORMANCE
Wheels aid the tyres in providing you with traction on icy roads and stability on dry summer roads. However, driving on damaged or misaligned wheels leads you to lose such benefits.
SYMPTOMS OF MISALIGNED WHEELS
- In case your car pulls to one side of the road, you must get your suspension checked and get a wheel alignment
- If you notice any uneven wear on your car’s tyres, you should get a wheel alignment check done
- Unusual creaking sounds from the tyre and increased heat build-up
- Improver navigation and crooked steering wheel
REASONS FOR MISALIGNED WHEELS
- Driving over potholes or hitting a kerb at high speeds
- Alteration in vehicle’s height from the ground
- Improper servicing and maintenance
- Driving at high speeds on uneven road surfaces
- Driving with punctured tyres
Fiveways Tyres hosts a team of skilled and talented experts that can provide you with an excellent wheel alignment Bury St Edmunds service. We are open from 08:00 am to 06:00 pm throughout the week.
For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on +44 1638 718448.