2013-01-10 12:09:48 - Prolong the life of your tyres by ensuring your car is correctly aligned.
Motorists are recognising that being prepared for the worst that UK winter weather can throw at them, whether it’s heavy snow, cold conditions or heavy rain, is worth investing in and as such winter tyres are starting to gain traction with motorists who are now waking up to the added safety benefits they offer. Indeed, leading tyre retailer Kwik-Fit recently reported that demand for winter tyres at its depots has quadrupled in the last four years.
However, with household budgets remaining squeezed, drivers that have made the switch to winter rubber will be keen to protect their investment and see that their new tyres last as long as possible. One of the easiest and most important ways to ensure this is
by having a four wheel alignment check when your winter tyres are fitted.
“When fitting new tyres to a car, it is vitally important that the vehicle has a thorough 14 point alignment check at the same time,” explains Kathryn Beaurain from the website AlignMyCar.co.uk. “Failing to have your wheels aligned means that your new tyres may suffer from rapid or uneven wear. Not only does this lead to higher running costs as the tyres will need replacing much sooner and increased fuel consumption, but it can also compromise your safety on the road as well.”
Thankfully though, drivers visiting the AlignMyCar website can find the location of their nearest Hunter equipped workshop using the handy site finder tool. By simply entering their location, drivers are presented with the details of registered workshops in their area.
What’s more, when visiting a Hunter equipped AlignMyCar centre, motorists have the reassurance that their alignment check will be carried out using the latest alignment technology to deliver accurate results, fast. Customers also receive the alignment results on a printout as further evidence of the alignment being set back within the vehicle manufacturers’ specified settings.
“For those drivers still considering switching to winter tyres, we’d encourage you to find a fitting centre who can conduct a full four wheel alignment check at the same time as fitting your new tyres,” concludes Beaurain.
For more information about the importance of correct wheel alignment or to find the location of your nearest AlignMyCar centre, visit www.alignmycar