Here’s Why Correct Wheel Alignment is Important

A mechanic working on a wheel alignment

If you’ve never considered why your wheel alignment is important before, then now is the perfect time to start. Its main job is to keep you driving in a straight line by keeping your wheels all working in sync and running parallel to each other. If you’ve ever negated it, your car is unlikely to be running at its full efficiency. Not sure why you should bother with it? Well, here at Havant MOT & Service Centre, we believe it’s incredibly important and we’ve come up with three reasons why you should make sure your wheel alignment is correct.

It improves your driving comfort

Correct wheel alignment makes driving your car feel silky smooth and immensely pleasurable. Without it, you could feel uncomfortable vibrations through the steering wheel as one or more of your tyres is running at a slight angle or is out of sync with all the others. And who wants to drive a car that doesn’t feel fun?

It reduces the wear on your tyres

If you drive for too long with incorrect wheel alignment, the whole tyre won’t be regularly in in contact with the road because it won’t be rotating in a perfect circle. This means that a certain part of the tyre will experience more contact with the road than any other. When this happens, your tyre will wear unevenly and increase the risk of a blowout. This can also mean you’ll have to change your tyres far more regularly than you should, either because the tread depth is below the legal limit of 1.6 mm or because the strain placed on them by the incorrect wheel alignment has caused them to become damaged.

It improves your safety

Not only will your chances of having a tyre burst be reduced, but your car also won’t veer to one side anymore. If the steering wheel doesn’t sit straight or the car pulls to one side when driving, you could be struggling with wheel alignment problems. This could be incredibly dangerous as you could end up veering across lanes during a journey, right into the path of oncoming traffic. You’ll also be able to control the steering of your car easier as it won’t fight against you.

How can Havant MOT & Service Centre help?

If you’ve noticed any of these problems and you’re looking for a garage in Havant to bring your car back up to standard, then we think we can help! We offer an affordable wheel alignment service to straighten the driving position of your car and keep you driving safely. For such a quick and easy process, why would you choose to miss out? You can book online today in just a matter of moments and soon experience total driving comfort once again.