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Wheel Alignment does really Matter?-Ivan Kerr Tyres on Twitter

Wheel Alignment does really Matter

Wheel Alignment does really Matter

Wheel Alignment does really Matter

 

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Wheel Alignment does really Matter for a better ride?

I know the tyre  industry keeps on harping about wheel alignment. Hence, it is a good revenue for us. But it is very important to have a comfortable and safe ride. So when you are driving your car.

The holiday season will be starting here in the UK very shortly and many families will be heading off on their holidays. Hoe annoying is it to find that two miles down the motorway, you car starts to pull to the left or the right and you are constantly trying to keep the car in a straight line.

Most drivers are now familiar with the fact that Wheel Alignment does really Matter? When they have new tyres fitted, they will very often ask for a wheel alignment check. Tyres are very expensive items and the drivers now know that the new tyres can be scuffed off very quickly if the wheel alignment is is not correctly set up.

wheel alignment does really matter
This tyre looks like it has developed a fault.This looks like poor wheel alignment or a faulty steering part such as a ball joint

Another common alignment fault is that the cars steering wheel has to be constantly corrected. So as your car pulls to the left or the right, as you are driving along. This is very uncomfortable? A simple wheel alignment adjustment will correct this, nine out of ten times, so Wheel Alignment does really Matter.

The other bad experience is a “wheel wobble”?

This is when your car steering wheel starts to shake at a certain speed. It it usually right on the speed limit(70 mph) here in the UK.

You have to drive slower or faster to be able to drive the car more comfortably, without the steering wheel shaking you to bits.

The best thing is to have your wheel alignment and wheel balancing checked the week before you set off on your journey. You knoe it makes sense.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/TyreInfo/GuideToAlignment

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Wheel Balancing-All You Should Know about balancing and how it affects your cars handling

Wheel Balancing

wheel balancing

Wheel balancing, also known as tire balancing, is the process of equalizing the weight of the combined tire and wheel assembly so that it spins smoothly at high speed.

Source: tires.about.com

Wheel Balancing is a very important part of the care of your car and the tyres in particular.

We have all experienced the niggling vibrations. Especially, when we are driving on  the motorway, due to out of balance wheels?

In days gone by tyre retailers, like myself, used to charge extra for the wheel balancing service. But due to speed and superior suspensions and steering of today’s cars, it is important that we have to balance every wheel, when a new tyre is fitted.

The only other time that you will require balancing is if one of the lead weights comes off whilst driving. On the odd very rare occasion a tyre may go out of shape, but due to the highly mechanised and clean state of tyre factories, this is now very rare.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Content/Page/About+Wheel+Balancing

As a tyre retailer here in Halifax in Yorkshire, wheel balancing has always been an important part of our job. A few years ago balancing was an add on charge , much the same as wheel alignment is today. Today though the wheel balancing in my opinion is much more important.

This is because today’s cars are much faster and travel at higher speeds on our motorway systems. Alloy wheels are also the normal fitment on many of the new cars made today, making it even more important to have your wheels balanced when fitting new tyres.

having your wheels balanced when fitting new tyres is now all part of the job. We no longer add an extra charge for this service. When your car drives out , then your car will be ready to use with the knowledge that the wheels will have been automatically balanced when the new tyres were fitted. It makes no different if the tyres were cheap tyres or expensive tyres, the wheels will have been balanced.