Bips Auto Service Centre perform Wheel Alignment on most makes and models – if your car needs a wheel alignment please call us for a quote or fill in our contact form today.
Wheel Alignment - what is it?
A wheel alignment involves taking really accurate measurements of the way your wheels are angled and making adjustments to make sure they run perfectly parallel to each other and in line with the surface of the road.
Why is such precise aligning necesary?
If one wheel is inclined even the tiniest little bit to the right while the other three are facing straight ahead this creates ‘pull’ from that wheel. This creates uneven tyre wear and affects both your suspension and your steering and the overall safety of your vehicle. Badly aligned tyres can have a serious effect on your ability to steer your car –including extreme cases where it could be difficult to control your car altogether. Nobody wants to have difficulty steering round city corners, but this could be seriously dangerous if you face an emergency situation like having to brake or swerve suddenly to avoid an accident on the road.
What cause my tyres to go out of alignment?
Potholes, rough roads and driving, basic wear and tear, speed bumps or hitting the curb when you park can all affect your cars wheel alignment.
How do I know when wheels need alignment?
If you feel like your car is pulling to one side, or swerving side to side. Your steering wheel could feel out of balance or your tyres start wearing down unevenly. The majority of the time the decline of your wheel alignment happens so gradually you don’t even notice the way your car drives has changed - but you will certainly notice the sudden improvement once your tyres get properly aligned.