You don’t walk like a crab so why force your car to drive like a crab.
Ok, so we’re a bit tongue in cheek here, but the analogy is true. If you steering is out of alignment it is like trying to walk sidewards even though we are designed to walk forwards.
You can throw your vehicle out of alignment by hitting potholes, kerbs, or as simple as excessive wear on the various steering components.
Whatever the cause you need to have it looked at by the team at Darra Tyres. Wheel Alignment is essential if you are to get the most out of your tyres.
The two words you need to know when it comes to Steering Alignment are ‘Toe’ and ‘Camber’
‘Toe’ refers to whether the front and rear of the tyres are in alignment, if the back is out more than the front this is a Toe adjustment that is needed.
‘Camber’ refers to whether the top of the tyre is in alignment with the bottom. If the top is tilted inwards then you need to adjust your chamber.
The best way to tell if you alignment is out is unusual or excessive wear of parts of the tyre such as the inside or outside.
Remember the ideal tyre wear is constant across the tyre.