The wrong wheel alignment can result in irregular wear on your tyres, low fuel efficiency and extra strain on the driver.
Having the correct wheel alignment is important when it comes to the safety and the lifespan of your tyres and your vehicle’s fuel efficiency.
Wheel alignment can change by simply hitting a pothole, having faulty suspension or a significant number of other reasons.
What is a wheel alignment?
An alignment service will adjust your tyres to how they should be, based on your cars manufacturer specifications with the purpose of reducing tyre wear and increasing the safety of your vehicle.
Your tyres can move out of alignment over time, or they can be jerked out of alignment by incidents such as hitting a curb or one of New Plymouth’s many potholes.
If your tyres are out of alignment, you may feel as though your car is pulling off to one side of the road.
Misaligned tyres will not only compromise your safety on the road, but also greatly increase the wear on your tyres. This means you will need to pay the cost of replacing your tyres well before their normal wear life.
Put yourself in safe hands
If you are located in Taranaki and looking to correct your alignment, book in for a tyre service by click here. Simpsons Tyres & Autocare offer qualified auto service mechanics who use the latest alignment technology to make sure your tyres steer true and undergo the least amount of wear.
Simpsons Tyres & Autocare will tell you about all our work and costs upfront so you can get your tyres in perfect order without blowing your budget.
How much is a wheel alignment?
The cost of a wheel alignment can vary depending on the make and model of your car and the type of tyres you have.
Simpsons Tyres & Autocare has expert tyre technicians who will be able to assist with your all your alignment and tyre requirements.
Signs that you may need a wheel alignment
These are a few signs to keep an eye out for to indicate that you made need a wheel alignment.
- Your steering doesn’t feel right, or is pulling to one side
- Your car is resisting your steering
- You recently had new tyres fitted
- You are rotating your tyres
- Your tyres display notable wear
- You had the components in your suspension replaced
- You’ve customised your vehicle, such as raised or lowered the chassis
- An incident occurs on the road, such as a bump or pothole, that makes you think your wheels may be misaligned
- You may also want to check your alignment if it has been a while since your last service.
- It’s been 6 months or have you travelled more than 10,000 km since your wheels have been re-aligned
If you’re questioning your vehicle’s wheel alignment, bring it to Simpsons Tyres & Autocare for a check.
Using the latest technology our experienced technicians will check your wheel alignment, as well as the condition of your suspension components to make sure it’s all in order.