Misaligned wheels require more energy to turn, which can increase fuel consumption by between 3% and 3.5%.
Tyre and wheel misalignment could cost UK motorists up to £100 million in additional fuel costs alone.
Following the winter, misalignment is more likely to develop due to 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 you continue to drive your vehicle without the wheels being correctly aligned, it will increase tyre wear and decrease fuel efficiency.
Not sure if your wheels are aligned correctly? Drop in and see us or give us a call.