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.