How Can Wheel Alignment Affect Fuel Economy
For any fleet operator, maximising fuel efficiency is crucial to effective business operations. Booking in regular maintenance can help ensure that all your vehicles are working efficiently saving fuel costs and avoiding costly repairs. There is a number of issues that can have a significant impact on fuel economy for heavy goods vehicles.
In addition to factors such as underinflated tyres, damaged exhaust systems and engine-related issues, wheel alignment can also have a negative impact. By identifying this issue early on it is possible to ensure it is resolved allowing a vehicle to be operated safely and efficiently.
Read this blog for more information on the ways in which wheel alignment can impact fuel economy as well as steps to resolve this issue.
If the wheels on a vehicle are not properly aligned this can reduce handling and control as well as leading to tyre wear and increasing rolling resistance. There is a number of common signs that wheels are misaligned on your vehicle. One of the most common signs is that the steering wheel is vibrating whilst you are driving. Other signs include reduced control, noticing the vehicle drifting and uneven wearing on one tyre. If you notice any of these signs it is important to book your vehicle in with a specialist technician to ensure the issue is resolved.
Identifying And Resolving Misalignment
For heavy goods vehicles, specialist equipment can be used to efficiently identify and resolve misaligned wheels. The JOSAM cam-aligner is one piece of innovative equipment that can be used to ensure wheels are fully aligned on heavy goods vehicles. Considering the importance of wheel alignment to fleet efficiency, this is a crucial tool in any fleet management company’s toolkit.
Regular servicing is an important part of any fleet management service in order to ensure efficient and safe operation. A comprehensive service covers the full range of factors that can impact safety and fuel efficiency as well as taking steps to resolve any issues efficiently and cost-effectively.
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