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How a Vehicle Alignment Saves Your Tires and Your Money ?

Is it time for an oil change? Every few thousand miles, you know you’ll require that service. Is it time for a new battery? When your old one waves goodbye, it’s quite evident.

What about wheel alignment, though? Is wheel alignment important? This often-overlooked service comes with several advantages, like increased fuel efficiency, a smoother ride, and improved vehicle safety, to name a few.

Having your wheel aligned on a regular basis is an essential part of car maintenance. Most car owners, on the other hand, are unaware of this fact and underestimate the importance of wheel alignment that can cause some serious car problems. Wheel alignment is the process of ensuring that the wheels  are parallel to each other and that they’re on the same horizontal as the road.

One key fact to remember is that even a slight wheel misalignment can cause your car to develop other serious problems, which is why frequent wheel alignment is necessary to keep your vehicle running smoothly. Wheel misalignment can be caused by a variety of circumstances, including operating your car, road bumps, and potholes, among others.

 

The Essentials of Wheel Alignment

The camber, caster, and toe are the three technical elements of vehicle alignment. Let’s take a look at them in more detail..

The angle of the tire in relation to the vehicle is known as camber. Imagine the top or bottom of the tire is tilted in or out at an extreme angle while looking at it from the front of the car. Camber is what you are looking at.

Imagine yourself floating above the vehicle, looking down on the wheels, to comprehend toe. Toe refers to how far the wheels spin in or out. You can also pretend your front wheels are your own feet by looking down at them. Turning your toes inwards or outwards imitates the various toe angles your car may have.

It’s more difficult to visualize and express caster (or caster angle). It relates to the angle of the steering axis, which is crucial for steering and handling.

Imagine the link between a bicycle’s front wheel and the handlebars to understand how the caster angle influences your steering and vehicle stability. Consider trying to control a bike with the handlebars straight above the wheel’s center. Assume the handlebars are a little further back behind the steering wheel. You may certainly guess that the latter configuration is far more stable. The notion of caster angle on cars is similar, but there are more pieces involved.

Pro tip: Are you unsure who to consult for your alignment? Find a qualified technician near you by contacting our experts.

 

How Often Does a Car Need a Wheel Alignment?

The frequency with which you should get your wheels aligned varies greatly based on the sort of vehicle you own, your driving habits, and other considerations. A wheel alignment should be done every two to three years, according to most experts. The best thing to do, though, is to stick to the recommended service intervals mentioned by your specialized technician.

It’s crucial to keep in mind that some circumstances may necessitate more frequent tire maintenance and alignments for your car.

 

What Causes Your Wheels To Become Misaligned In The First Place?

  • If you go on a lot of off-road adventures
  • In case your vehicle strikes a pothole
  • If your vehicle is involved in an accident
  • Normal wear and tear, which necessitates a wheel alignment every two to three years
  • Slamming into a parking stall made of concrete

The following are some of the wheel alignment benefits:

  • On the road, your vehicle will be more stable and handle better.
  • You extend the life of your tires.
  • Suspension and steering components will be more durable
  • You can improve your car’s fuel efficiency; cars that do not have their wheels aligned often have a 7% reduction in fuel efficiency.
  • Your car is considerably safer; if you’re travelling in bad weather, it’s critical that your vehicle can stop safely. The tread on your tires has a direct impact on your car’s braking distance. You should have your wheels aligned on a regular basis if you want to extend the life of your tires.

Being a car owner entails a great deal of responsibility. To get the most out of your car, you must frequently care for and repair it. If necessary measures are not taken, your vehicle may be damaged as well as cause accidents. One of the most important things to remember while owning a car is to have your wheel aligned on a regular basis.

We have the most up-to-date training and technology at Kambio to ensure that your wheel alignment is perfect. This saves you money while also ensuring your safety.

We cover everything from tire change, oil change, vehicle alignment, auto repair wheel alignment, and general car maintenance. Feel free to check our blogs for more useful information such as summer car tips, first-time car buyers tips and more.

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