Curb pothole problems with a free front wheel alignment check from ATS
Correct wheel alignment ensures that the tyres are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other, and that on a level straight road a car or van will travel in a true straight line. Drivers often report that a vehicle with poor wheel alignment feels like it is "pulling" to one side. ATS Euromaster recommends that alignment is checked regularly and after any violent shock to a vehicle's tyres – such as hitting a deep pothole, regularly driving over speed bumps or mounting the kerb.
Following the free, no-obligation check, ATS Euromaster offers to re-align and balance both front wheels, if required, for £29.99. This special offer is available until 31 May 2010 and represents a saving of £15 over regular prices.
Chris Hufflett, group operations director at ATS Euromaster, which has 380 fast-fit centres located across the UK, said: 'Given the bad state of our roads after a particularly harsh winter, we strongly recommend owners spend a few moments letting us check their front wheel alignment for free. Left unchecked, poor wheel alignment can prove both costly and a safety hazard.'
The advice from ATS Euromaster comes in the same month as a survey published by Ipsos MORI for the RAC Foundation found that 77% of British adults reported potholes and damaged roads as being a big problem in their local area. Meanwhile a total of 52% said they were dissatisfied with road maintenance.
The ATS Euromaster front wheel alignment check takes approximately 30 minutes and the company says that there is no need to book.For more of the latest industry news, click here.