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Importance Of Wheel Alignment

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Importance Of Wheel Alignment Wheel alignment is a very important fact which determines the longevity of life of tires. If you want a safe journey a perfect wheel alignment is a must. Wheel alignment basically is aligning the angles of wheels parallel to one another and perpendicular to the ground. If the tires are perfectly aligned then the car will not divert in any direction and move straight when the steering is left idle. If your car moves in left of right direction then you immediately need to check the wheel alignment.

Most of the times people confuse wheel balancing with wheel alignment while both of them are completely different from one another. Wheel balancing deals with the balancing the wheels properly in the disks, after repairing them while wheel alignment takes care of the angles your wheels make wit h other wheels and with the ground. Only common thing between them is that if any of them is not perfect you're prone to have an accident.

There are some technical insights to detect if your wheel alignment is not good. If your brake shoes are damaged, or if your tires are damaged, or if the threads of the tires are damaged on the edges and are prone to worn out in near future then you should get your wheel alignment done quickly. In the worst case you might also get to see the lining metal inside the tire. Anything of the aforementioned features show up then you need to rush up to the garage and get your wheels aligned. The mechanic will tell you that your car's Caster and Camber angles need to be balanced. Due to the difference in both of them there is an error in wheel alignment of your car.

Other way also you can detect an error in your wheel alignment through checking your steering wheel and tires position. If the steering wheel is kept totally straight then the tires also need to point parallel to the car. If it is not so then better get it done. During wheel alignment a device is placed on rear wheels and front wheels are aligned according to it. It takes about 50 to 70 bucks for all wheel alignment and about 30 to 60 bucks for two wheel alignment.

by FW Editor

Tags: auto, aligment, tires

Category: Automotive  - ( Automotive Archive)

Date Added: 19 January '10

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