Tyre Care, Alignment

By David Sholicar

Vehicle suspension misalignment can result in rapid, irregular tyre wear, which is bad news for your pocket and can affect the handling and safety of the vehicle.

Wheel being tested for correct alignment

Vehicle suspension misalignment can result in rapid, irregular tyre wear, which is bad news for your pocket and can affect the handling and safety of the vehicle.

  • If your suspension is misaligned by 4mm (just 2mm per wheel), then for every mile you travel the tyre is being forced sideways by 8.4m (24ft) on a car with 15” wheels.

  • With 13” or 14” wheels, 2mm misalignment per wheel will result in even greater tyre scrub. No wonder incorrect alignment results in excessive shoulder wear. Watch out for this when you visually check your tyres.

Protyre offer a variety of Garage Services including Wheel Alignment. Click the button below for more information and book your vehicle into your local Protyre garage.

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By David Sholicar
David is the National Retail Operations Manager for Protyre. One of David’s areas of responsibility and expertise is dealing with the DVSA and MOT’s for Protyre. As the Authorised Examiner Designate Manager ( AEDM ) David deals with applications for changes to the many Vehicle Testing Stations ( VTS’s) including managing the growth of the Number of MOT testing stations that Protyre operate, allocating MOT tester roles, and monitoring the MOT Test logs to ensure that Protyre MOT standards are maintained as the best in the industry.
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