That’s the good news from AlignMyCar.co.uk which is reminding drivers that when a car’s wheels all point in the right direction, less fuel is used and running costs are lowered as a result of the wheels moving more efficiently along the road surface.
What’s more, other benefits include lower emissions, improved handling, longer tyre life and safer driving.
However, it’s the fuel saving potential that will appeal to many drivers, especially as diesel has just reached an all-time high average of 144.67 per litre, higher than the previous record during last year’s ‘Arab Spring’.
“Correct wheel alignment is important for many reasons but now that fuel prices have gone through the roof, the money saving aspect is particularly appealing to many motorists.
“When the wheels are correctly aligned and tyres are properly inflated, their drag is greatly reduced and they have a much improved rolling resistance,”
Unfortunately it doesn’t take much for a car’s wheels to become misaligned. Common causes include hitting a pothole or striking a kerb. Other factors include when steering and suspension component parts are replaced, being involved in an accident, or just through general day to day wear and tear
“An increasing number of drivers are experiencing the benefits of four wheel alignment which is providing ‘fuel for thought’ to other motorists in these tough economic times,” adds Kathryn.
To find the location of your nearest Hunter-equipped workshop, simply visit the ‘centre locator’ on www.alignmycar.co.uk.