How you can save £100s by checking your wheels are properly aligned.
Cavendish Motor Company have been caring for motorists and their cars in and around Ashington for years. We like to listen to your questions and comments and always offer great value. With this in mind, we decided to share the tips and benefits of having your wheels properly aligned.
This is one important part of the regular maintenance schedule for any vehicle that many people overlook.
Better Driving Experience
Among the many beneficial advantages of ensuring the wheels are aligned properly, is that you will find it more satisfying to drive your vehicle. You will also find that the chance of your vehicle pulling to one side or the other is greatly reduced.
Wheels which have come out of alignment work against each other, which results in hard driving. Making sure that the wheels are properly aligned can help reduce any rolling resistance. This means that the vehicle does not have to burn so much fuel in order to be able to travel in a forward direction.
Save on Fuel
When wheels are properly aligned, you will find that you save money at the pumps as there is a significant fuel economy benefit associated with correct wheel alignment.
It has been estimated that those vehicles with bad wheel alignment can suffer a decrease in fuel efficiency by as much as 7%. For a motorist who drives 15,000 miles a year, obtaining an average 51 miles per gallon at £1.15 per litre (£5.27 per gallon), proper wheel alignment adds nearly £110 in annual fuel cost savings.
Save on Tyres
It does not take much for the wheel alignment to fall out of line on a car, however new or old. A clip of a kerb, a pothole, can all have an effect on the alignment of the wheels, which can result in the tyres wearing out faster than they normally should.
Incorrect alignment can cause a tyre to wear unevenly, not only does this decrease a tyre’s safe driving life, but it can also damage a tyre leading to the need for premature replacement. So by getting the wheel alignment correctly adjusted, you will save money and extend the life of your tyres.
When should wheel alignment be checked?
If and when your tyres start to wear unevenly, you may notice these tell-tale signs.
- Tread may look variable upon inspection.
- The car may pull to one side or the other.
- Your steering wheel may not be straight.
If you notice any of these, it is time to have your vehicle’s wheel alignment checked.
At the Cavendish Motor Company, we use the latest technology and training to ensure that your wheel alignment is correct.
For the short time it takes for our technicians to check the alignment on your vehicle, we can help you achieve a more pleasant driving experience and save you money. What’s not to like about that?
Call today to get your alignment checked 01670 201 090.