There is no doubt that we Brits love our cars. With a host of British made beauties from the likes of Aston Martin and Jaguar through to the dependable work horses such as the humble Mondeo. We’ve never been buying new UK cars in such large numbers. And who can blame us?
But sadly, sometimes we are not so great at looking after our cars. Indeed, according to one recent survey, a staggering 63% of drivers didn’t even know what the brake warning light symbol on the dashboard meant! Our cars are an important part of our daily life – So now it’s time to show them some Love!
With the help of AlignMyCar, one very important area you can learn to love your car is get clued up on your car’s wheel alignment. We’re here to help you understand why it’s important that your car’s wheels are properly aligned and how you should go about getting this work carried out properly.
Why is wheel alignment important?
It’s important that your car’s wheels all point in the right direction. If they don’t, not only will your safety be compromised, but your tyres will wear out much quicker and your car will use more fuel, costing you more money.
How do I know if the wheels aren’t properly aligned?
To the trained eye, there are some tell-tale signs that your car’s wheels are misaligned. These include an irregular wear pattern on the tyres, your car pulls to one side or your steering wheel may be crooked. However, the best way of knowing is to take your car for a professional four wheel alignment check, where the angles of the wheels are accurately measured and compared against the settings recommended by your vehicle manufacturer.
What happens if the wheels are misaligned?
If you car’s wheels are misaligned, your garage may recommend that some corrective work is carried out. They should clearly explain to you what is required, how long this will take and how much it will cost. If you decide to go ahead with the work, they should then be able to provide you with documentary evidence that the work has been carried out and your car is back to its best.
So as Valentine’s Day approaches, and now you know why it’s important to have your car’s wheels properly aligned, why not treat the one you love by calling into your nearest AlignMyCar centre for a professional Hunter four wheel alignment check. Who knows, with the money you save on worn tyres and lower fuel bills you may even be able to treat your partner to a candlelit dinner to celebrate!