Wheel Alignment, Woking - Field's Car Centre
DOES YOUR CAR WANDER OR PULL TO ONE SIDE?
IT SOUNDS LIKE THE WHEEL ALIGNMENT MAY BE OUT
See our SAFETY FIRST ADVICE below
Wheel alignment refers to the angle and direction at which the tyres are designed to be set.
Sometimes called ' toe in or 'toe out', this is the manufactures specification for your vehicle.
If you experience the car appearing to ‘wander’ or ‘pull’ to one side as you drive. The chances are the tyres are out of alignment.
This effects road holding, fuel consumption but mostly importantly it wears the tyres unevenly.
You want your tyres to wear evenly across the surface, giving you the best life span available.
Incorrect alignment causes the effect of a ‘drag’ on one edge.
So the tyre wears down on that one side. Result; tyre life is greatly reduced!
There are other other factors such as CAMBER AND CASTOR ANGLES which refer to the angle of the wheel themselves.
Some cars have rear wheel adjustments as well, just to complicate things further!
Concerns here require a more involved FULL FOUR WHEEL ALIGNMENT.