Wheel alignment is an essential part of the car and needs to be checked fairly regularly. Neglecting the alignment of your wheels will result in damage to the tires and the alloys. Should this occur, wheel repair in Kent will professionally fix the alloy making it good as new.
What is wheel alignment?
Wheel alignment is the adjustment of the angle of the wheels to make sure they are parallel to each other and also perpendicular to the ground.
How do vehicles lose their wheel alignment?
Hitting or driving over something that will have a large impact on the car will most likely affect the alignment of your vehicle’s wheels. Hitting the curb, driving over potholes or having old wheels are the most common reason as to why the wheel alignment on your car might go.
Wheels are likely to misalign just from regular use. The smallest misalignment of the wheels can result in uneven tire wear; furthermore, the wheels wear through a lot quicker. This tire wear can have a large impact on the wheels and can cause damage to the alloys causing them to bend or buckle. Should this happen, you will need to get the alloy fixed as soon as possible to avoid any further negative impact on the wheels. Alloy wheel straightening in Kent will be able to repair the damage caused to the alloy, ensuring that you won’t need to buy another wheel.
Checking Wheel Alignment
It is suggested that you get your car’s wheel alignment checked around every 6,000 miles. During those 6,000 miles, you’re likely to drive over a lot of potholes or go down a selection of gravelly roads. These will have an impact on the way the wheels sit, further resulting in them being misaligned.
Not getting your wheel alignment checked can be very dangerous and lead to you spending a lot of unnecessary money. This is because misaligned wheels wear the tires down a lot faster meaning you’ll be required to buy new tires quite regularly. The best way to avoid this is to simply get the alignment of your wheels checked more frequently to ensure they’re in the right position.