Causes of misalignment on commercial vehicles
what causes misalignment?
Misalignment can be caused by numerous issues, which is why it’s so vital that you stay on top of checking wheel alignment on your commercial vehicles.
Whether this is caused by accidents or collisions, damage to your vehicles can be a huge indicator that the wheel alignment will now be affected. Of course, safety checks should be completed after every collision or accident, not only to check wheel alignment, but also other crucial aspects of your vehicles.
Unfortunately, we’ll never know about factory defects until an issue arises with our vehicles – and that could be some time down the line. Any small mistake or loose part could cause wheel misalignment, or gradually increase the occurrence. This is why regular checks are so important to make sure these issues are caught straight away.
This is a big one. We all know the feeling of driving over a particularly deep pothole, or hitting a high kerb. For larger vehicles, the damage can happen almost instantly, but not be noticed for a while. Regular checks of your wheel alignment can ensure bangs and bucks to your vehicles haven’t affected its performance.
Any equipment or parts replaced in relation to your steering can cause effects on your wheel alignment. Any time a change is made to the steering on your commercial vehicle, you should ensure your wheels are realigned to avoid any issues with safety and efficiency.
Of course, over time, vehicles encounter regular wear and tear, simply from usage. But wear and tear can cause misalignment of your wheels, leading to more serious problems down the line. Regular checks can avoid these issues, or address them in the earlier stages.
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