Sunday, 28 August 2011

Are you one of the lucky 10%?

"Around 90% of the cars we check have improper wheel alignment", that's the estimate from Graham McIntyre, Managing Director of Gormac Coachworks. Wheel alignment needs to be checked at least once a year, and not just the front - all four wheels must be properly aligned. Wheels become misaligned for a number of reasons; hitting a kerb or, probably more likely, hitting potholes in the road and let's face it, there are plenty of these around right now!

Often it is difficult to know that your tyres are out of alignment but the more obvious signs are that the car pulls to one side or you constantly have to move the steering wheel to keep the car moving straight ahead. Even the slightest misalignment will have an impact on performance - that's why you need to have them checked on a scheduled basis. And, if you do hit a particularly bad pothole, you should have it checked immediately.

Badly aligned wheels will cause excessive tyre wear and over a period, you could add thousands of miles to the life of your tyres because the wheels are set properly.

If the tyres are not parallel and set to the car manufacturers specification, the 'rolling resistance' increases so, wheels that are set absolutely parallel and have the correct air pressure will be more fuel efficient. Given the rising cost of fuel, this alone is a good reason to have a four wheel alignment check. But, the most important reason of all is your safety.

Gormac Coachworks are running a special offer for the month of September - 25% off four wheel alignment with a print out report for only £45 (normally £60). So, if you think your probably not one of the luck 10% whose wheels don't need any adjustment give us a call and book your car in for this quick but really important check.

To make a booking please call Gillian on 0141 886 4072 and we'll get a suitable time in the diary for you.

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