Steering Geometry

The steering geometry system on every car is very important and requires regular maintenance to keep it at an optimum standard. The steering rack on all motor vehicles is easily knocked out of alignment by all the speed humps and potholes in the road. When the wheel alignment becomes out of tolerance the tyres will wear unevenly on either edge of the side walls.

Noticeable signs of displaced steering geometry or wheel alignment are:

  • Steering wheel is off-set when the vehicle is travelling in a straight line
  • The vehicle may drift/pull to the left or right
  • The front tyres will wear bald or show signs of uneven wear on either edge

If any of these steering geometry faults are present on your vehicle we strongly recommend you have your wheel alignment and steering geometry checked and adjusted if necessary. We advise checking wheel alignment and steering geometry no less than at least once a year though possibly more if there has been noticable impact or trauma identified. Our highly trained technicians can be of assistance to advise you of the best solution for any steering geometry problems. We can even repair unsightly dents and scrapes on alloy wheels and have them totally refinished to offer a new lease of life or simply to change the colour scheme. See our Alloy Wheel Repair section.

Book your steering geometry check up when you order new tyres to be sure your vehicle is in perfect condition and maximise tyre life.

steering geometry & wheel alignment at Blackboots Tyres Chesham