Wheel alignment is part of standard vehicle maintenance that consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the car maker's specification. The purpose of these adjustments is to reduce tyre wear, and to ensure that vehicle-travel is straight and true (without "pulling" to one side).
Correct wheel alignment can add up to 10 000 kms to tyre life and save hundreds of Rands a year in fuel bills.
Getting your alignment checked assists with early warning of any other suspension problems you may have before they become serious.
The symptoms of a vehicle that is out of alignment are:
- Uneven or rapid tyre wear
- Pulling or drifting away from a straight line
- Wandering on a straight level road
- Spokes of the steering wheel off to one side while driving on a straight and level road.
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