WHY HAVE YOUR WHEEL ALIGNMENT CHECKED?
JK Auto-Tek have invested in the latest Bosch 3D Technology using The Bosch FWA4630 which uses 12 on board CCD cameras which produce an accurate 3D vision of your vehicles wheel alignment. we understand the importance of correct wheel alignment to your vehicle’s performance and comfort.
Un-aligned wheels cause uneven pressure on the tyres. They push against each other. This causes the car to face uneven friction and much more resistance from the road surface meaning that your car has to work harder to move forward and more fuel is burned than normal.
When the wheels are aligned properly the there is much less resistance from the road surface resulting in, not only a smoother drive but, noticeable savings on your fuel receipts.
More resistance to the road surface means more pressure on the rubber of your tyres. That leads to quicker and uneven wear and tear on the tires resulting in a rougher ride and poor handling.
Not only is it dangerous to drive on uneven tyres, it also means that you have to spend on new tyres sooner.
Does your car pull itself to one side all the time? This can be due to faulty wheel alignment. You probably know how difficult it is to drive on a wet or iced road even with perfectly aligned wheels. With badly aligned wheels, you are taking on unnecessary risk. Is it worth having an accident and endangering the lives of loved ones? A little money spent occasionally getting your wheels aligned can bring you peace of mind.
Having a car with badly aligned wheels also leads to other connected problems. Your brake shaft does not work to optimal levels. The tendency to pull to one side due to uneven tires causes problems in the steering system. It also leads to uneven braking. Improper wheel alignments or not having your wheels aligned will also affect the suspension of your car. The suspension in a car is made up of complicated and delicately balanced parts, and it is important that it should be perfect.
WHEN SHOULD YOU GET YOUR WHEEL ALIGNMENT CHECKED?
Note that wheel alignment is not the same as wheel balancing and tracking. Wheel balancing is simply adjusting the balance between the tire and the rim. It is important not to get confused between the two.
There are several signs to look out for that suggest you need to get your tyres checked by a professional, including:
• When your car has hit something (from a kerb to a more serious collision)
• When you change your tyre pressure or buy a set of new tyres
• When you replace steering/suspension components
• If you notice uneven tyre wear
• If you experience steering problems with your car wheels, e.g. your car drifts to one side or your steering wheel is at an angle when you’re driving in a straight line
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