The Art of Mastering Automobiles

Why Vehicle Owners Should Have Their Wheels Aligned Regularly Driving a misaligned vehicle give you much discomfort, but what you might not know is that if you don’t fix this problem soon, you will have greater damages not only in the mechanisms of your vehicle, but in your tires as well. Your engine is stressed and you use up more fuel if your tires drag instead of wheel off. If we continue spelling out all the damages that a misaligned vehicle can do to the mechanisms of your car, it will only get worse, and hopefully, this will prod the vehicle owner to do something about the situation immediately. Even if you are not aware, all these things will happen but it will be worse if you are aware of it and you procrastinate. If you compare this with a vehicle with proper alignment, you will be very comfortable driving it since it with be a gentler and safer ride, and your investment will be protected. If you have a new set of tires, it is also a good thing to have your wheels aligned. In most cases we would expect that it is unnecessary to spend extra after buying brand new tires. Wheel alignment is still necessary because despite advancements in the tire manufacturing processes and with the advanced rubber compounds used today, there is still an evident weight imbalance in new tires. In order to counter portions that bears heavier rubber mass, weights are placed after mounting them properly on your rim and testing it on a spinning machine to determine the mass of rubber present at the time of its testing. When the wheel has been properly aligned, you need to remember that in the course of time, the wear and tear of your steering and suspension systems like worn out bushing, ball and socket joints and other linkages will cause it to deviate from factory specs. So if you want to have an advantage, you need to have it fixed and aligned to correct the mislaid settings.
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This also goes to show that another time to consider a wheel alignment is when you have had work done on your steering or suspension. There are three alignment angles that must be in line for the vehicle to handle properly, when to take that curve (caster), when you thrust it forward (toe) and when you want to keep it straight (caster). Caster which not many know is like riding a bike hands free. What keeps the bike straight after leaning right or left to turn a corner is the fork angle found on the bicycles front wheel.
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Vehicle owners might think that wheel alignment is not critical to vehicle maintenance, but the above discussion shows you that it is.