When does my car need Wheel Alignment and Balancing?
Wheel Alignment and Balancing is often thrown at customers as an additional task to be performed during car service. Additional tasks, of course, come at an additional cost! So then the classic car owner’s dilemma kicks in – “Do I need it?”. Let’s help you decide. When do you need Wheel Alignment and Balancing?
Your car needs Wheel Alignment as well as Balancing every 10,000 kms.
Reactive (or symptomatic):
Your car needs Wheel Alignment or Balancing in the event any of the following symptoms show up. Remember, Wheel Alignment is generally done for the two wheels at the front, whereas Wheel Balancing is done individually for each of the four wheels so that each wheel remains in balance.
Your car needs Wheels Alignment if your:
- Vehicle tends to drift towards the left or right of the road.
- Vehicle hit a footpath or an obstacle.
Your car needs Wheels Balancing if your:
- Vehicle vibrates (or wobbles) at certain speeds (needs Wheel Balancing of the affected wheel).
There are of course more advanced symptoms as well as rear wheel alignment methods, which we decided against featuring here in the interest of simplicity. We hope this article was useful. Happy motoring!