All new cars leave the factory with the steering and suspension correctly aligned. Over a period of time due to uneven road surfaces, potholes and speed bumps, this alignment can be knocked out of line. If the wheels on your vehicle are not aligned correctly this can cause a few different problems and although there is no set interval for a wheel alignment check, it is best to have the alignment tested.
Once the alignment is incorrect, your vehicle and it’s driveability may suffer from the following symptoms.
- Uneven / premature tyre wear
- Pulling to one side
- General stability and handling concerns
- Steering wheel out of alignment
It’s advisable during the life of the car to check the geometry periodically.