What is wheel alignment?
Wheel alignment refers to the angle of the wheels in comparison to each other and the body of the vehicle. In short, whether your wheels are pointing in the right direction. Your car’s wheel alignment can be knocked out simply by hitting a pothole in the road.
Why do I need wheel alignment?
Incorrect wheel alignment can cause excess wear and tear on your steering and suspension, as well as ruining your tyres, increasing fuel consumption and poor handling as you drive.
When do I need my wheel alignment checked?
Consider getting your wheel alignment checked if –
- Your vehicle doesn’t hold the road well or feels unstable
- You’re experiencing steering problems including pulling to one side, difficulty turning the steering wheel or the steering wheel isn’t straight while driving
- Your tyre treads are wearing unevenly or screech when turning
- You have hit a kerb, pothole or road hazard
- You have had new tyres installed
- Your car’s handling and ride comfort is just not what it once was
Experts recommend you get your wheel alignment checked every few years or every 6000 miles, for safe, predictable vehicle control, less strain and wear on your vehicle and improved performance.
Our branches at Salhouse Road Norwich, Reepham Road Norwich and Cambridge can also check your vehicle’s camber alignment, as well as provide a printed report for your information as part of a free wheel alignment check (see below for more information).
Camber is the inward or outward tilt of the front tires as viewed from the front of the vehicle, and is used to distribute load across the entire tyre tread.
If you notice that the inside or the outside of your tyres are wearing unevenly, consider getting your camber checked. Ask our staff at Salhouse Road Norwich, Reepham Road Norwich or Cambridge for more information about this additional service.
Free wheel alignment check at Fast-Fit
At Fast-Fit we offer a FREE Wheel Alignment check at all our branches using state-of-the-art Supertracker technology.
Our trained technicians will explain what is happening with your car.
If you would like to proceed, we will then adjust where necessary.
Please note adjustments are chargeable.
Top benefits of wheel alignment
You’ll be amazed at the difference in your car when your wheels are correctly aligned.
Possible benefits include –
- Improved vehicle stability and handling
Constantly adjusting your steering can be tiring, distracting and dangerous
- Improved tyre lifespan
Safer braking distance and money saving
- Improved fuel efficiency
Spend less on petrol and know your car is creating less pollution
- An all-round improved driving experience
No need to book, just visit your local branch of Fast-Fit where we offer a while-you-wait service.
We have branches all across the region in Cambridge, Colchester, Felixstowe, Great Yarmouth, Gorleston, Ipswich, Kettering, King’s Lynn, Lowestoft, Norwich and St. Neots.
We look forward to helping you.