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What is wheel alignment and how can it help my car?

Wheel alignment, or tracking – you’ve probably heard the phrase a hundred times, had it done a few times, but never really stopped to think about what it actually is and how it can help your car.

In this feature we’ll try and explain, without getting unnecessarily complicated, what it’s all about.

In a nutshell

It’s when your wheels are not aligned within the parameters of the car manufacturer’s specifications or, to put it another way, not pointing in the right direction!

What are the symptoms of misalignment?

You may notice one of the below, or the car ‘just doesn’t feel right’:

  • Uneven or abnormal tyre wear
  • Car pulling to one side (allowing for camber of the road)
  • Steering wheel judder
  • Tyre noise at low speed
  • Steering wheel off-centre when driving in a straight line

Why should it be fixed?

We’ve already mentioned tyre wear, but these other areas can also be significantly improved.

  • Safety
  • Fuel economy
  • Braking distance
  • Driving comfort
  • Wear and tear to other car parts

How can we help?

At MBS we offer a full four wheel alignment service using the latest laser wheel alignment system offering a precise and comprehensive package. All four wheels will be checked for their direction and angle and be independently adjusted as necessary to the manufacturer’s specifications. It is more cost effective to have your wheel alignment checked, rather than having to purchase a new premium tyre.

Our qualified mechanics will ensure your vehicle is treated with the utmost care and attention and will be returned to you in a timely fashion with the aim of making your journey home a more pleasurable experience.

Ensure your wheels are functioning in their best capacity, get them checked – contact us on 01392 493222.

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