Wheel Alignment

Detecting whether your car’s wheel alignment needs attention is crucial for maintaining proper handling, tyre wear, and overall safety.

Misaligned wheels can lead to uneven tyre wear, reduced fuel efficiency, and compromised vehicle stability. Here are some signs that indicate your car’s wheel alignment may require Hillwood Autos’ professional expertise:

  • Uneven Tyre Wear: One of the most apparent signs of wheel misalignment is uneven tyre wear. If you notice excessive wear on the inner or outer edges of the tyres or uneven wear patterns between the left and right tyres, it may signal the need for alignment adjustment.
  • Steering Wheel Off-Centre: When driving on a straight and level road, if you find the steering wheel is not centred or is pulling to one side, it suggests potential alignment issues.
  • Drifting or Pulling: If your car tends to drift or pull to one side, especially when you release the steering wheel, it may be a clear indication of wheel misalignment.
  • Vibration or Shaking: Misaligned wheels can cause vibrations or shaking in the steering wheel or throughout the car when driving at certain speeds.
  • Noisy Tyres: Wheel misalignment can result in tyres generating unusual noises, such as squealing or screeching, due to improper contact with the road surface.
  • Handling Problems: Poor wheel alignment can negatively impact your car’s handling, making it feel unstable or less responsive in turns and corners.
  • Rapid Tyre Wear: If you find that your tyres wear out faster than usual, it may be due to wheel misalignment, leading to premature tyre replacement.
  • Recent Suspension Work: After undergoing suspension repairs or replacement, it’s advisable to have the wheel alignment checked, as this work can affect the alignment settings.
  • Accident or Impact: If your car has been involved in a collision or hit a significant pothole, it’s vital to have the alignment checked, as such incidents can cause misalignment.

If you notice any of the signs mentioned above or suspect that your car’s wheel alignment is off, don’t hesitate to schedule an alignment check at Hillwood Autos in Tamworth. Our expert technicians will ensure your wheels are properly aligned, promoting optimal performance, even tyre wear, and a safer driving experience.

To find out more about Wheel Alignment in Tamworth, get in touch online or call Hillwood Autos on 01827 280870

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