What Wheel Checks Are Made During a Service?

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You may only have your car serviced once a year, but it is a really important job to keep you safe on the road. Servicing is not merely about making sure that the engine is running reliably or that you have enough oil in the car’s reservoir—it is done to ensure that you and your car’s occupants remain protected when you are out and about. Yes, a car service will look into the electrics, the moving parts of the engine and important safety features—such as seatbelts and air bags—but it should also mean a great deal of attention is paid to your wheels and tyres.…

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Understanding the Process of Wheel Alignment

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Wheel alignment is the adjustment of a vehicle’s steering and suspension angles so that the wheels are perpendicular to the road surface and equidistantly running side by side. Proper wheel alignment service is important for various reasons. First things first, it is important to ensure vehicle safety, as wheels that are out of alignment tend to pull to one side of the road, putting the driver, his/her passengers and other road users at risk of getting involved in a road traffic accident.…

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A Few Terms to Remember When You're Shopping for New Tyres

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Tyres are very important for your car’s performance; they cushion the car against every bump and dip in the road, absorbing some of the shock of those bumps so your vehicle’s suspension and other parts don’t suffer so much wear and tear. They’re also important for steering, as properly inflated tyres in good condition help to keep your car driving straight; poor-quality tyres can mean pulling or dragging to one side.…

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