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Does my caravan need a wheel alignment?

Whether you’re an avid camper or you travel once a year, you should be aware of the importance of caravan wheel alignments.

Why your caravan needs alignment

As with most things, your caravan performs best when it is well balanced.

Unfortunately, it is a natural part of driving for your car and caravan to become unbalanced. Roads are uneven, potholes exist and if you’re an offroad driver, chances are you’ll need a caravan wheel alignment more regularly.

Moreover, if you have your wheel alignment carried out by a disreputable mechanic, you might risk paying for the service twice over.

Without regular professional servicing, you run the risk of rapid tyre wear which can lead to more serious problems down the road.

How to spot a caravan that needs aligning

Rapid tyre wear is the telltale sign of poor alignment.

You should regularly inspect the condition of your tyres to pick up on poor alignment before it becomes a problem.

Depending on how the tyres are aligned, they will wear a certain part of the tyre faster. Look for rapid wearing on the inside, outside and middle of each tyre to determine when it is time to book your caravan in for a wheel alignment.

You can flip the tyres as a temporary fix. However, the longer you prolong your service, the more at risk your motorhome is and the more expensive your servicing will become.

Save time and money and book regularly

For best performance, your caravan requires regular maintenance.

Balanced tyres wear better, brakes perform better and wheel bearings will be under less stress with a regular motorhome wheel alignment.

This is particularly important for modern tyres that have been improved to give better handling and directional stability but have a lower tolerance to misalignment.

Set a reminder to book your caravan wheel alignment every 10,000km, or once a year, whichever comes first.

Book your caravan wheel alignment and comprehensive safety/suspension check at Big Wheels Truck Alignment.

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