Misaligned wheels require more energy to turn, which can increase fuel consumption by between 3% and 3.5%.
Our Managing Director, Paul Rogers says: “Tyre and wheel misalignment could cost UK motorists up to £100 million in additional fuel costs alone.
“Following another harsh winter, misalignment is more likely to develop due to the increased numbers of potholes created by freezing temperatures and the likelihood of vehicles bumping into curbs due to slippery road surfaces.
“We are warning motorists that they are burning money and taking unnecessary risks by not ensuring their vehicles’ wheels are aligned properly.
“The impact from hitting a bump or a curb can knock wheels out of alignment, even damaging suspension components if severe, no matter how old or new the vehicle may be.
“If a motorist continues to drive the vehicle without the wheels being correctly aligned, they will increase tyre wear and decrease fuel efficiency.
“From now until March 31 we are offering motorists a free wheel alignment check.”