Wheel alignment is a relatively quick and simple procedure where adjustments are made to the wheel alignment of a vehicle. This process also may require adjustments to both the front and rear suspension systems.
Not to be confused with wheel balancing where the wheel is tuned to prevent vibration when the wheels spin which occurs when a wheel is not balanced. Wheel alignment focusses on fine-tuning the angles of the wheels such as its camber, caster and toe. The wearing of the tires also indicate the alignment issues of a vehicle as you can see in the illustration below:
Frequency of wheel alignment
Prevention is always better than cure. So the recommended frequency for wheel alignments are once every 2 to 3 years or when your tires are replaced, when you notice uneven wear on your tires. If you bring in your vehicle for service regularly then this is usually covered by the service centre. But you can always request for the wheel alignment to be checked as well.
The 5 benefits of wheel alignment
Benefits of getting your wheels aligned:
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