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Why is wheel alignment so important?

 

When you get your car serviced, it typically includes wheel alignment. Ever heard of it? Wheel alignment is important for a variety of reasons and ensures that your vehicle runs at its best fuel efficiency while reducing tyre wear and tear.

 

Whether you have a van like the all-new Staria Load, an SUV or a hatchback — wheel alignment is an essential part of regular vehicle upkeep. Talking of the Staria, did you know that you can now get your hands on a Staria Load for just $45,888 driveway? The futuristic work vehicle could be the best office on wheels you’ve ever had.

 

What is wheel alignment?

 

Wheel alignment is all about the angle of your wheels in relation to each other and the vehicle overall. When a mechanic aligns your wheels, they will raise your car into the air, attach a computer-linked device to each wheel and determine the exact alignment measurements. The mechanic will then align your wheels by adjusting the suspension of your vehicle.

 

When your wheels aren’t aligned properly you might notice uneven tread or wear, steering that seems off-centre when driving in a straight line or a ‘pulling’ off to the left or right unexpectedly.

 

What causes poor wheel alignment?

 

Wheels can become unaligned when you go over potholes, speed bumps or accidentally roll over a curb. Sometimes, general wear and tear can throw things off balance. If you’ve experienced an incident where your vehicle has hit something at force, get your vehicle checked as soon as you can.

 

So, why is wheel alignment so important?

 

Tyre longevity

 

When your wheels aren’t aligned properly, your tyres will wear unevenly, and their life expectancy decreases. To avoid having to buy new tyres too often, ensure that tyre alignment is offered as part of your regular servicing. Misaligned wheels can also have a negative effect on other vehicle parts and cause unnecessary expenses.

 

Fuel efficiency

 

When your tyres wear unevenly, your vehicle has to work harder and therefore use more fuel. When your tyres are out of alignment, you could end up spending more on fuel than you need to.

 

Comfort

 

Misaligned wheels might cause you to feel vibrations in the steering wheel due to uneven tyre tread. In addition, when your car pulls to the left or right due to poor wheel alignment, you’ll constantly have to adjust your driving — creating a less smooth driving experience overall. Misaligned wheels can also increase the risk of accidents because it affects braking distances and handling.

 

Need a wheel alignment check?

 

At Mantello Hyundai, we’ve been selling new and used vehicles for almost a decade and our staff are always happy to assist you. Our Service Team has been trained to the highest standards and our workshop utilises the most up to date equipment so that you can get the best from your Hyundai.

 

Whether you’re after a wheel alignment check, a service or would like to browse our great range of Hyundai vehicles in our modern showroom, get in touch today. 



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