Wheel Alignment is Strongly Recommended When Putting on New Tyres


A regular driver knows just when something’s not right with their car. They’re familiar with their vehicle and will be able to detect any problems, no matter how small. However, identifying signs that their vehicle needs professional attention may not be easy for a new driver. 

If you find it hard to turn the steering wheel, hear a squealing sound when you take sharp turns, or your steering wheel appears crooked, and you don’t know what might be causing it, let us make it easier for you. With these signs, we can tell you that it’s a poor wheel alignment. 

Wheel alignment is usually a part of regular car maintenance. It’s the procedure of aligning and adjusting the vehicle’s suspension system, which is the system that links the tyres to the vehicle. Proper wheel alignment ensures smooth steering and a safer drive. 

If you’ve recently installed new tyres, don’t wait for your vehicle’s next scheduled maintenance to get the wheel aligned. It would be best to get the wheel alignment done then and there. Read this blog post to know why.


Smoother Steering

Wheel alignment ensures that your vehicle’s wheels are adjusted per the manufacturer’s specifications, which are different for all vehicles. Without alignment, the angles of the wheels are affected, and when the angles at which the wheels are pointing aren’t correct, you’ll face trouble steering your vehicle. The steering won’t be smooth, affecting the drive’s overall quality. 


Prevents Expensive Damages

When the wheels of your vehicle aren’t aligned properly, it’ll put stress on the vehicle’s suspension system. Continuing to drive with misaligned wheels increases the risk of damaging the vehicle’s suspension system. Getting the suspension repaired doesn't come cheap, and you can’t really drive your vehicle with damaged suspension systems, which means you won’t be able to avoid suspension repair for too long. 


Prevents Accidents

As we said earlier, misaligned tyres affect the steering of a vehicle. This results in poor steering control, especially when you’re driving at high speeds. When the tyres aren’t aligned, they tend to pull the vehicle to the sides. This makes it extremely hard for the driver to keep a firm grip on the steering wheel. The lack of control over the steering wheel increases the possibility of you losing control of your car and getting in an accident.


Fuel Efficiency

Another reason you should get a wheel alignment done after getting new tyres is that misaligned tyres cause the vehicle to consume more fuel. Since you fail to maintain a steady speed and there’s a lot of fluctuation on the speedometer, your vehicle will consume more fuel per kilometre, affecting the mileage and hence, the cost.

You shouldn’t take the significance of wheel alignment lightly. It may not seem like a major problem, but it definitely is. Not only does poor wheel alignment affect your vehicle’s performance and the tyres’ longevity, but it also puts your safety at risk.

Visit us at Tread Work today to get your vehicle inspected. We can assure you that your vehicle will be in the absolute best shape when you leave our workshop!