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Guide to Wheel Alignment and Its Importance Other than the discomfort that one gets in driving a misaligned vehicle, one should also expect that your car is suffering from untold impairments that unless corrected will forge greater damage, not only in your car’s mechanism but also your tires. Misalignment makes your tire drag instead of wheeling it off, and with this situation you exert extra stress on your engine and you burn extra fuel. If we continue spelling out all the damages that a misaligned vehicle can do to the mechanisms of your car, it will only get worse, and hopefully, this will prod the vehicle owner to do something about the situation immediately. Even if you are not aware, all these things will happen but it will be worse if you are aware of it and you procrastinate. If you compare this with a vehicle with proper alignment, you will be very comfortable driving it since it with be a gentler and safer ride, and your investment will be protected. Other than that kinda unfriendly remark, wheel alignment is also a good idea after purchasing a set of new tires. In most cases we would expect that it is unnecessary to spend extra after buying brand new tires. You might think that new tires are balanced in weight, but the reality is that despite advancements in tire manufacturing processes and advanced rubber compounds used today, there is still weight imbalance evident in new tires. The tires are mounted properly on your rim and tested on a spinning machine to determine the mass of rubber present at that time, then weights are placed to counter portions that bear heavier rubber mass. When the wheel has been properly aligned, you need to remember that in the course of time, the wear and tear of your steering and suspension systems like worn out bushing, ball and socket joints and other linkages will cause it to deviate from factory specs. Fixing and then aligning them to correct mislaid settings will prove advantageous to you in the long term.
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If you have had word done on your steering or suspension, then it is time to consider a wheel alignment. Three alignment angles have to be in line so that the vehicle can handle it properly and these are when you take a curve (caster), when you thrust it forward (toe) and when you want to keep it straight (caster). The principle of caster is unknown to many and this is just like riding a bicycle with no hands. What keeps the bike straight after leaning right or left to turn a corner is the fork angle found on the bicycles front wheel.
Lessons Learned from Years with Cars
Though having a wheel alignment may not sound like a critical component of properly maintaining your car, I hope that I have shown you enough that after all, it really is a big component.