ATS Euromaster is urging owners of cars and vans which have come into heavy contact with a pothole to take advantage of its free front wheel alignment check.
Chris Hufflett, group operations director at ATS Euromaster, which has 380 fast-fit centres located across the UK, says: “Incorrect alignment effectively means that a vehicle’s tyres are pulling in opposite directions which can result in rapid uneven tyre wear, reduced fuel economy and can seriously affect handling and safety.
“Given the bad state of our roads after a particularly harsh winter, we strongly recommend owners spend a few moments letting us check their front wheel alignment for free. Left unchecked, poor wheel alignment can prove both costly and a safety hazard,” he adds.
Correct wheel alignment ensures that the tyres are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other, and that on a level straight road a car or van will travel in a true straight line. Drivers often report that a vehicle with poor wheel alignment feels like it is ‘pulling’ to one side. ATS Euromaster recommend that alignment is checked regularly and after any violent shock to a vehicle’s tyres – such as hitting a deep pothole, regularly driving over speed bumps or mounting the kerb.
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