Why do your car wheels need aligning?
Misaligned wheels constitute a significant safety hazard; the wheels must have angles defined by its manufacturers, but normal wear and tear can cause an issue with the setup.
Experts recommend one alignment check at least once every year. However, we at Phillips Tyres recommend bringing your car for a 4 wheel alignment at Oxford whenever you see these symptoms –
- You will notice that your car starts to pull to one side even at low speeds.
- There will be uneven wear in your car’s tyres.
- Fuel economy starts dropping dramatically.
If you notice any of these issues mentioned above, bring your car to Phillips Tyres to get a car wheel alignment at Oxford. There are several types of different service packages that we offer, and the three most common types are –
- Front-end wheel alignment – Front-end wheel alignment is one of the most basic types of wheel alignment. Also known as a ‘toe and go’ service, this type of wheel alignment is perfect for cars with a solid rear axle. It also corrects any misalignment of the front axles.
- Thrust - Thrust alignment ensures that all four wheels are correctly aligned. It is recommended for vehicles with a solid rear suspension. After you get it aligned, you will get better fuel economy, and a lot less tyre wear.
At Phillips tyres, we perform all the car wheel alignment at Oxford in accordance with your cars manufacturer’s guidelines. We use highly precise automated measuring system for thrust alignment.
- Four wheel alignment – Four wheel alignment is the best way to align cars with independent suspensions (it is also suitable for front-wheel-drive vehicles). This method combines both the thrust and front-end wheel alignment system. At Phillips Tyres, we will also inspect and align the rear axle angles whenever you come for a 4 wheel alignment at Oxford.
- Toe alignment – A “toe” is the angle of deviation of a wheel from the straight front. Toe misalignment can happen on both front and back wheels. We will also check that the distance of the wheels is correct on the same axle.
Toe alignment comes in two different types, they are –
- Toe-in – Toe-in is a situation when both front wheels point towards the centre-line of your car.
- Toe-out – Toe-out (popularly known as a negative toe) is the exact opposite. In this case, wheels point towards outside of your car.
Toe-in and toe-out angles sometimes depend on the car being front, rear, or all-wheel drive variant.
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Phillips Tyres has a significant market presence in the UK. We are very popular for our signature service, car wheel alignment at Oxford.
Visit us any time to avail the best service with the lowest wheel alignment cost in the entire county.