We can fine-tune your car
If you’re questioning your vehicle’s wheel alignment, bring it to your local Wanaka Auto Electrical & Mechanical for a check. Using the latest technology, our experienced technicians will check your wheel alignment, as well as the condition of your suspension components to make sure it’s all in order.
Our skilled knowledge of today’s vehicle steering and suspension setups you will be leaving here with straight steering and your tyres will last longer. We have some of the best wheel alignment equipment available on the market.
Having the correct wheel alignment is important when it comes to the safety and the lifespan of your tyres, even your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Wheel alignment can change by simply hitting a pothole, having faulty suspension or any number of other reasons.
The wrong wheel alignment can result in irregular wear on your tyres, low fuel efficiency and extra strain on the driver. To get the best life from your tyres you should have your alignment checked:
- When fitting new tyres,
- Every 12 months or 15,000 kilometres (whichever comes first),
- After accident repairs or replacement of any steering or suspension parts.
Why correct wheel alignment is necessary?
When the wheels of the car are not aligned there is uneven pressure on the tyres and they tend to push against each other. When this happens the car faces uneven friction and much more resistance from the road surface. This means that your car has to work that much harder to move forward and more fuel is burned than normal. When you align the wheels properly the there is much less resistance from the road surface. This results in not only a smoother drive but sometimes noticeable savings on your gas receipts.