The Importance Of Wheel Alignment
Here at Bridport Tyres, Dave and the team appreciate the importance of correctly aligned vehicle geometry and the importance this plays in your vehicles and tyres performance. Our centre at Unit 9, East Road Business Park features the very latest in Hunter wheel alignment equipment and as importantly, fully trained staff who are here to provide you with the very best wheel alignment service possible and save you money !
So what is four wheel alignment ?
Over time as the car and its components have evolved, so has the way cars steering and suspension are set up along with the way in which steering geometry is measured.
The modern car is built for comfort, handling and performance. In order to achieve and maintain the best handling, ride and optimum tyre wear possible, the steering and suspension need to be checked periodically and adjustments made if necessary to ensure all four wheels are correctly aligned in accordance with the manufacturers specifications.
What are the benefits ?
- Incorrectly aligned steering geometry is a major contributor of premature tyre wear and over time correctly maintained wheel alignment can add thousands of extra miles to a tyres life saving you money in the process.
- Improved fuel consumption - every tyre creates an amount drag. This is the degree of resistance created between the tyre and road surface. Incorrectly aligned wheels create an increased amount of drag which although small, create increased engine effort and in turn an increase in fuel consumption as a result.
- Improved handling – All vehicle manufacturers determine alignment angles to provide optimum handling, ride and tyre wear in order to create the most enjoyable driving experience.
- Aids environmental concerns in the process by helping to reduce emissions as a result of decreased fuel consumption.
- Helps reduce the need for tyre disposal as quickly as a result of prolonged tyre life which in turn reduces environmental impact and costs associated with tyre disposal.
The video gives a brief guide and some idea as to the importance of regular wheel alignment checks.
An important part of vehicle maintenance we're sure you'll agree so why not make an appointment with Dave or Richard or call us on 01308 421737 for your free wheel alignment check and don't just take our word for it, see what our customers think !
“Bridport tyres recently checked and adjusted my wheel alignment ,as well as fitting a set off general tyres. The service was 1st class and done with the very latest equipment. I would recommend this independent family garage to anyone”