Is wheel alignment important?
The alignment of the wheels on your vehicle is vital to maximise the life of the tyres, as well as ensuring engine and steering efficiency. Wheel alignment involves checking the direction and angle against the manufacturer's specifications. These could be described as toe in, toe out or positive or negative camber.
Did you know?
Misaligned wheels could mean you will have to replace your tyres prematurely, and can also lead to poor fuel consumption.
What can you do?
All tyres, including the spare, should be checked once a week when they are cold. Look for damage and wear and check the pressure. Because modern cars go longer between services, it's vital to regularly check for any signs of irregular wear, and if evident you should have the vehicle inspected.
What can go wrong?
Wheels can be knocked out of alignment by going over potholes or high kerbs, and excessive wear to steering and suspension components can also adversely affect it. This will be evident by wear on the inner or outer tread surface of the tyre, as well as the vehicle drifting to the left or right during braking or steering.
As well as compromising your safety, misaligned wheels will result in premature tyre wear and poor fuel consumption due to the engine working harder to overcome reduced rolling resistance from the wheels.
Why choose Benfield?
At Benfield our employees have a lot to live up to, but then they wouldn't be working for us if they didn't want to be the best. Our people take personal satisfaction not only in doing their job well, but also in working together to make Benfield even better.
All our work is carried out by trained technicians using state of the art equipment. We make it our business to know everything there is to know about the makes and models we sell and how to maintain them.
So you can expect real expertise, every time.
Enjoy a FREE wheel alignment check
We offer a free wheel alignment check which includes a full written report on the condition of your wheel alignment.