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Wheel alignment at FLEAR & THOMSON £15

Normal everyday driving where we encounter and drive over speed bumps (sleeping policeman), kerbs and potholes can all knock your wheel alignment out.

Incorrect wheel alignment can lead to irregular tyre wear and can even in some cases affect the handling and safety of a car.

Wheel alignment or tracking is all about ensuring your vehicles wheel are set to the correct position as per the manufacturers specification.

Wheel alignment also adds to helping and maintaining fuel economy as it reduces resistance with the road surface - saving you ££ at the pump.

What to look out for

There are a few indicators that could suggest unusual tyre wear, such as premature wear on the inside or outside shoulder of the tyre. Sometimes this can suggest incorrect wheel alignment.

Diagram above and what it means

'Toe' refers to whether the front of the tyres are closer or further apart than the rear of the tyres. Different types of vehicles need different toe settings to allow for the way that wheels pull either towards each other or apart.

"Camber" is the inward or outward tilt of a tyre. The camber is set by the vehicle manufacturer, and can be affected by potholes in the road and may need to be adjusted periodically.

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