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What Is A Wheel Alignment And Why It’s So Important

Is it time to get a wheel alignment for your truck, bus or four-wheel drive? Not sure how to tell? Here at Trueline Truck Repair Centre & Wheel Aligners in Adelaide, we have put together a helpful guide below to better explain what a wheel alignment is and why it is so important for your vehicle.

What is a wheel alignment?

A wheel alignment is a process in which the wheels of a vehicle are adjusted so that they are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ground. This is important because it helps to ensure that the vehicle travels in a straight line and does not veer off to one side or the other. Wheel alignments are typically performed at a tyre shop or an auto repair centre like Trueline.

Why do you need a wheel alignment?

There are a number of reasons why it is important to have your vehicle’s wheel alignment checked and corrected on a regular basis. First, misaligned wheels can cause the vehicle to pull to one side or the other, which can be very dangerous. Second, misaligned wheels can cause premature wear on the tyres, which can lead to the need for new tyres sooner than would otherwise be necessary. Third, misaligned wheels can negatively impact the handling of the vehicle, making it more difficult to control.

How often should you get a wheel alignment?

Most experts recommend that you have your wheel alignment checked at least once a year, and more frequently if you notice any problems with the way your vehicle is handling. If you frequently drive on rough roads or in other adverse conditions, you may need to have your wheel alignment checked more often.

Signs to watch out for

  • Uneven or rapid tyre wear
  • Your vehicle pulling to one side
  • Your steering wheel is off centre
  • Your vehicle vibrates when driving at high speeds

If you’re not sure whether or not your vehicle needs a wheel alignment, the best thing to do is to ask a professional. One of our qualified technicians at Trueline will be able to tell you. They will also be able to perform the wheel alignment for you if necessary.

Why a wheel alignment important

A wheel alignment is important because it can help to extend the life of your tyres, improve fuel efficiency, and increase the safety of your vehicle. For more information, call our friendly team at Trueline Truck Repair Centre & Wheel Aligners on (08) 8260 5881, and ask us to book your truck, bus or four-wheel drive in, for a wheel alignment inspection.

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