Tips On Wheel Alignment

author image Tuesday 06 May 2014, 11:13 AM Tips And Advice

After a car has been driven for a few kilometres, the driver might start feeling a certain wobbling in it. This wobbling is basically due to the reason that the wheel alignment of the car has been compromised. This must be taken care of immediately as the sudden vibration while driving might hamper the tyres as well as the car's axle in long run. Wheel balancing is the solution to this problem and it can be done through a number of local workshops present in the domestic market. The dealership from which the car has been bought also take care of this issue during the servicing if the vehicle. There are a certain tips and tricks, which must be taken care of to ensure that the wheels of the car are properly aligned and these are as follows:

Tips on wheel alignment
Tips on wheel alignment
  • While driving the car, if it tends to drift in a right or left direction, it means that the wheels need balancing. Tire balance in cars can be maintained by avoiding rash driving or driving on pavements as well as potholes.

  • While purchasing a new tyre for any car, its dimensions must be matching to the measurements given by the car maker. Improper tyres might reduce the performance and efficiency of the car and might lead to instability.

  • The direction and the angle to which the tyres have been placed on the axle must be taken care of properly. The inward and outward tilt of any tyre is known as camber and it is set by the car manufacturer only. Sudden collision of the car with any pothole might lead to displacement of the camber, further affecting the alignment.

  • While purchasing Toyota cars, proper wheel balancing is done by the Toyota service centres. This is the case with almost all the car makers, who ensure tyre balancing while selling the cars so that the buyer does not face any problem. The same should be asked by prospective buyers while purchasing any car from the dealerships and if the problem occurs, the concerned people must be contacted immediately.

  • It must also be noted that the pressure in tyres is always of the appropriate amount and not more or less than the required quantity. If people buy Hyundai cars, then they must first ask the pressure to which gas can be filled in the tyres. The queries can be cleared by visiting Hyundai service centres or by taking the car to the local mechanic.

  • To ensure proper auto care, it must be noted that the tyres of the car are replaced after regular interludes and they should also be checked once in a year in case any bulge has been formed on their body. Generally, after hitting the potholes at higher speed, the treads as well as the rubber of tyres tend to become loose and starts swelling. This can also effect wheel alignment greatly and the same must be cured within no time.

  • The alignment should always be done keeping in mind the car's suspension and the steering components. Both these should be kept in a definite ratio so that the balance in the car is maintained.

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