What is wheel alignment, or tracking?
Wheel alignment (also referred to as tracking) is a service that involves correcting the angles of your wheels so that they are accurately re-set to the original manufacturer’s specification. It’s recommended to get this checked whenever you replace your Tyres, as, over time, the rigours of driving on the road can cause your wheels to become misaligned. You may need to have your wheels aligned if your car has recently had a more significant knock or impact, such as going through a deep pothole.
For the best performance, you ideally want to have as much of the surface area of the tyre to be in contact with the ground as possible. Getting your Wheel Alignment checked and adjusted regularly will help optimise your vehicle’s fuel consumption, road handling and tyre life. Misaligned wheels can lead to uneven tyre wear and shorter tyre life, meaning you will need to get your tyres replacing sooner than normal.