Why does my car need an alignment?

Most people believe you only need an alignment if you have a problem. This is not the case. Misalignment occurs through day-to-day driving. As the car ages, components can loosen and suspension parts can wear. Obviously, kerbing and hitting a pot hole will affect your car’s alignment dramatically. Another reason may be that your car has been wrongly adjusted previously.

What can happen if my car isn’t aligned properly?

Misalignment can increase fuel consumption, cause premature tyre wear, cause poor road handling and cause the steering wheel to be crooked.

What’s wrong with tracking?

Tracking is a measurement system from a bygone era, when very few cars were adjustable and for those that were, it was for the Toe on the fronts only – a two-wheel alignment. Some ‘tracking systems’ can measure the rear wheels in a secondary operation, therefore they’re not always able to compare measurement in direct relation to one another simultaneously.

Why should I consider a four-wheel alignment?

Having your vehicle aligned using the award-winning Hunter Hawkeye Elite TD machine will:

  • Save money – improving fuel efficiency and preventing unnecessary replacement of tyres
  • Improve road handling – offering a better drive and enjoyable driving experience
  • Improve safety – misalignment can make the car less stable when taking emergency or evasive action
  • Help the environment – misalignment increases fuel consumption and emissions and avoids the need to dispose prematurely worn tyres caused through misalignment.

How often should I have a four wheel alignment?

We recommend that you have your vehicle aligned:

  • once a year, or
  • every 12,000–15,000 miles, or
  • you have hit a kerb, deep pot hole or other incident, or
  • after having a steering or suspension component replaced.