Wear and tear, potholes, and accidents will destroy your tyres and adversely affect your wheel alignment. Most manufacturers recommend getting a four-wheel alignment - at the very least - once a year. Proper wheel alignments will guarantee a smoother ride, make your vehicle more fuel efficient, and prevent premature treadwear on your tyres - saving you from having to buy new ones before you should have to.
The importance of properly maintaining your tyres cannot be stressed enough - they are one of the most important components of your vehicle in regards to safety. Unfortunately, they are often neglected. The main cause of tyre malfunctions is under-inflation. The problem is that you can’t tell by looking at the tyre - if it is under inflated. It only become visibly noticeable when the tyre is already 50% flat. This is how accidents occur, which is why it is so important to check your air pressure regularly.
Alternatively, your tyre pressure can be too high - which will affect the efficiency with which you handle your vehicle. If you book regular car servicing then our staff at Another Orange will be sure to let you know if there is a problem. If an accident occurs and you have not maintained your tyres properly, you could be facing a lot of trouble. We will let you know when it is time to replace them, but if you do your due diligence, you won’t have to do this way ahead of schedule.
Listed Below are Some Useful Tips on how to Gauge if Your Tyres Need Servicing:
Too much vibration
Bumps or blisters on the tyre
When the tread on your tyres falls below 1.6 mm depth
Tracks or cuts in the sidewall
Uneven or excessive tyre wear.
Newer cars have a convenient tread wear indicator bar
Wheel alignment is the science of accurately evaluating and then positioning the tyres on your car so as to contain the amount of wear and tear on your wheels. Regular wheel alignments will notably extend the life of your tyres, increase your fuel economy and help you to handle your vehicle better. Not to mention the fact that it is not safe to drive with tyres that could blow out at any minute.
Factors in Determining When You Need a Wheel Alignment
Another Orange recommends that you come in for a wheel alignment at least twice a year.
If your steering wheel starts to pull to the side or vibrates.
After hitting the kerb or running through a giant pothole.
Anytime you replace your tyres - even if they are a brand new set.
After a car accident/collision.
When you’ve replaced any steering or suspension parts.
When your tyres squeal on turns and wear unevenly.
Our Highly Trained Mechanics will do the Following During Your Wheel Alignment:
Measure and adjust wheel angles so that they are set to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Make sure the weight is evenly distributed around all tyres and rim assemblies.
Evaluate steering and suspension systems.
Ensure that the wheels are on an angle that is perpendicular to the ground.
Make certain that the tyres are parallel to each other.
Another Orange offers personalised service and has a solid reputation in the Auckland area for high-quality service and a quick turnaround. Our valued customers can drop their car off before their flight and their car will be ready on the same day that they return. Our highly-trained mechanics at Another Orange can work on any make or model of vehicle - which means you won’t have to go back to the dealer and pay a small fortune. We are located conveniently in Airport Oaks, near the Auckland Airport. We are MTA registered, an AA approved repairer and all of our work is guaranteed. We offer the same exact services as the auto repair franchises, without the big franchise prices. Our team takes pride in their work - which is why Another Orange is prepared to give you a 12 month or 20,000 kms (whichever occurs first) service and repairs warranty.