Proper wheel alignment is essential for optimal performance and safety of your vehicle. It allows your car tyres to make optimal contact with the road, ensuring even wear and maximising their lifespan. Additionally, it promotes better fuel efficiency by reducing rolling resistance and improves handling characteristics, making your vehicle more stable and responsive.
Wheel alignment refers to the adjustment of the angles of the wheels, ensuring they are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other. It involves three main parameters: camber, caster, and toe. Camber refers to the tilt of the wheels inward or outward from the top, caster relates to the angle of the steering axis, and toe deals with the direction the tyres’ point relative to each other. All three aspects of your wheel alignment will be thoroughly checked by the knowledgeable staff at Premier Pitstop when you book your wheel alignment appointment.
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3 Signs of Misaligned Wheels
Uneven Tyre Wear
One of the most apparent signs of misaligned wheels is uneven tyre wear. If you notice excessive wear on the inner or outer edges of your tyres, it indicates an alignment issue. Uneven tyre wear can lead to premature tyre replacement, costing you unnecessary expenses.
Vehicle Pulling to One Side
When your vehicle pulls to one side while driving on a straight road, it suggests wheel misalignment. This pulling effect occurs when the tyres are not aligned correctly and can be both frustrating and potentially dangerous.
Vibrations or Steering Wheel Misalignment
If you experience vibrations in the steering wheel or notice it is off-centre even when driving straight, it is likely due to misaligned wheels. This can affect your driving experience and compromise your safety on the road.
To remedy wheel misalignment, the crew at Premier Pitstop will adjust the camber, caster, and toe angles as per the manufacturer's specifications. This precise adjustment ensures that your wheels are correctly aligned, promoting optimal tyre performance and vehicle handling.
Is there a mechanic near me?Yes. Premier Pitstop is Dublin 12s leading mechanic and car garage.
What car services do you offer?We offer NCT checks, car repair, car servicing, crash repairs, wheel alignment, tracking, tyre services and part replacement.
How often should I have my car serviced?It is generally recommended to have your car serviced once a year or every 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. However, the specific service intervals may vary depending on the make and model of your vehicle, so it's best to consult your car's manual or the manufacturer's recommendations.