Wheel alignment for your vehicle

With the weather getting worse over the last few weeks, if you haven’t already, you need to be giving your car a once over. Safety is vital when it comes to driving and one of the main components of a vehicle that is vital to safety are the tyres. Not only do they need to be inflated correctly, free from damage and have plenty of tread left on them but you also need to ensure that the wheels are aligned correctly.

Wheels alignment is very important but not everyone knows that or even knows that it is something you can have done. When your car is made in the factory the wheels are set up to be aligned exactly with each other meaning that it steers as it should and does not cause any issues with the tyres. Over time the wheels can be unaligned or if you hit a pothole or a curb for example you may knock the alignment out. You will usually notice that your wheel alignment is out because your car is pulling to the right or left when you drive it or a vibration through the steering wheel.

The cost of a wheel alignment various but it is often around thirty to forty pounds. If you have a four-wheel drive so need a four wheel alignment you may find you have to take it to a more specialist garage and they will often charge you more.