Published on April 28th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
This could have been avoided…..its raining every evening right now
Do you ever find that your vehicle seems to veer, even slightly, to the left or to the right for no real reason? If so, this could be the result of poor wheel alignment. This is both a simple yet urgently needed fix when driving, especially in the rain. Not only will proper alignment make for a smoother and safer ride, but it will also extend the lifespan of your tires.
Why wheel alignment matters in wet weather
When your car is first manufactured, the wheels are aligned, tested, adjusted and ultimately verified at the factory. In a brand new vehicle there shouldn’t be any problem with wheel alignment. But over time, most drivers will find that their wheels fall out of alignment.
There are various reasons for this, most of which have to do with driving conditions. Driving down a poorly maintained road which is common in Klang Valley can cause wheels to become misaligned. Driving badly down these roads can make things worse. Hitting potholes and running into curbs can also affect your tire alignment.
Wheel alignment issues may not be noticeable at first but damage can still be occurring. When tires are even slightly out of alignment, it can accelerate uneven wear and tear on your tires. This means your tires won’t be performing as well as they should be, and you might have to spend money to have those tires replaced sooner than expected.
Getting your wheels aligned
Ultimately, there are several benefits to having your wheels aligned regularly:
- Your tires will last longer.
- Your vehicle will drive smoother.
- Your wheels will point in the right direction, which means you can drive on the open highway without worry.
- Your car will take less energy to keep going, which can save you money at the petrol pump.
- Your car will handle better, which means it will be safer and you can avoid a mishap like this.
Unfortunately, there is no definite way to tell when your tires are out of alignment until you take your vehicle to a trusted tire shop.