If you’re tyres seem to be wearing down a little too quickly, it could be down to a number of reasons. Ask any Sunday morning mechanic what the problem is and, following a quick kick of the tyres, you’ll be met with a knowing nod and the exclamation: “That’ll be the tracking, that!”
And they might well be right – well, half right at least. Correcting a vehicle’s tracking usually only sets the two front wheels straight, so if the two back wheels remain out of alignment your car could still suffer from crooked steering, pulling and tyre wear.
Cars are becoming increasingly complex, but it makes no difference how sophisticated your engine, design and on-board computers are: your vehicle simply won’t work properly if the wheels don’t all point in the same direction.
That’s why it makes sense to have your wheel alignment checked and corrected as required.