Wheel Alignment and Balancing Services
Wheel alignment involves adjusting the angle of the four wheels so that they are aligned with each other, as per the car manufacturer's specifications and is an important part of a vehicles’ maintenance. Misaligned wheels can cause uneven and rapid tyre wear, worn suspension and will ultimately affect the handling and safety of your vehicle. It can also result in poor fuel economy as the vehicle faces resistance on the road surface making the car work much harder to drive.
The purpose of this adjustment is to maximise tyre life and ensure that the vehicle drives in a straight line.
Wheel alignment is different to but often confused with wheel balancing which ensures that the wheel weights are fitted correctly around the rim and tyre combination and ensures it is rotationally balanced.
What could cause wheel alignment problems?
Normal wear and tear
Hitting a pothole, pavement or similar object with your tire
Being in a car accident
Driving too quickly over speed bumps or uneven surfaces
What are the signs of poor wheel alignment?
Either the inner or the outer edge of the tyres become unevenly worn or a “feathering” effect becomes noticeable
Uneven or rapid tyre wear
Steering pulls to the right or left
Steering wheel vibration
Drifting or wandering off course when driving in a straight line and on a level road
The spokes of the steering wheel appearing to be ‘off centre’ when driving on a straight and level road.
What should I do if suspect my vehicles’ wheels are misaligned?
If you suspect your alignment has been disturbed, you should have it checked immediately.
Else it should be checked every 10,000 kilometres or when tyres or steering components have been changed.
Workshop @ LPM Trading has a fully equipped workshop that allow us to do professional and accurate wheel alignment and balancing.
We supply tires from the best brands to bring you a full and comprehensive wheel and tire service.
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