benefits of wheel alignment
Poor wheel alignment increases tyre rolling resistance which in turn makes your engine work harder. Your fuel economy goes down and your tyres wear more quickly. Many professional fleets now insist that their vehicles are laser aligned by Steertrak as part of their annual maintenance program.
MAXIMUM TYRE LIFE - poor alignment will cause uneven tyre wear and drastically reduce tyre life. Steertrak customers have shown improved average tyre life of over 20%, making the exercise completely self-financing.
IMPROVED FUEL ECONOMY - poor alignment increases the rolling resistance of tyres. About 30% of a vehicle's fuel is used to overcome the tyres rolling resistance, and just a small amount of misalignment can increase fuel consumption dramatically. Savings of up to 5% on fuel can readily be achieved through accurate alignment. Read more....
LESS CARBON EMISSIONS - CO2 emissions are the prime greenhouse gas responsible for global warming, and industry is increasingly being asked to find ways to reduce its' emissions. As CO2 emissions are directly proportional to fuel consumption, wheel alignment can have an immediate impact in reducing total carbon emissions. Read more....
DRIVER COMFORT - if correctly aligned the vehicle will run true, and the driver will not have to constantly fight the steering to keep the vehicle straight. This will help reduce driver fatigue and lower the potential risks of longer term arm, shoulder and neck problems.
SAFER VEHICLES - with driver fatigue reduced and a vehicle that steers straight with a trailer towing in line, correct wheel alignment will help improve vehicle safety.