Rodney's Mechanical Repair Centre 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.
What is a wheel alignment?
A wheel alignemnt involves taking very specific measurements of your wheels and making adjustments so that they run perfectly parallel to each other and also in line with the surface of the road.
Why is such precise alignment needed?
When one wheel pints even the tiniest little bit to the right while the other three are facing straight ahead this creates ‘pull’ from that wheel. Pull isnt good. It creates uneven tyre wear and affects both your suspension and your steering and therefore the overall safety of your vehicle. Badly aligned tyres can have a serious effect on your ability to steer your car. In extreme cases it could cause it to be difficult to control your car altogether. Nobody wants to have difficulty steering. This is seriously dangerous if you face an emergency situation like having to brake or swerve suddenly to avoid an accident on the road.
What do wheels 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
Signs you need a wheel alignment:
When your wheels go out of alignment you will observe things like pulling to one side, or possibly your car might feel as though it is swerving side to side, your steering wheel could feel out of balance or your tyres start wearing down unevenly. But dont wait for signs. Most of the time the decline of your wheel alignment happens so gradually you don’t notice the change - or that its dangerous. You will certainly notice the sudden improvement once your tyres get properly aligned!