Incorrect alignment can result in rapid tyre wear and can affect the handling and safety of the vehicle.
Problems can be caused by hitting a kerb, driving into a pothole or by excessive wear to steering and suspension components. It is important to get your wheel alignment checked annually to ensure you get the most out of your tyres.
It will also prolong the life of your tyres by up to 12,000 miles and increase fuel efficiency due to the reduced rolling resistance with the road – saving you money on fuel.
Look out for unusual wear on your tyres, such as wear on the inside or outside shoulder of the tyre, which is a sign of incorrect alignment. Pit-Stop offers a free check and if you’re tyres are either towing in or towing out the cost to correct is £35+vat.
“Toe” refers to whether the front of the tyres are closer or further apart than the rear of the tyres. Different types of vehicles need different toe settings to allow for the way that wheels pull either towards each other or apart.