Wheel Alignment

Alignment and Operating Costs

Industry studies indicate up to 80% of trucks currently on the road have mis-aligned tandem axles. Up to 90% of trailers may have serious misalignment conditions.

Running poorly aligned equipment has a direct impact on operating costs:

  • Running a tractor with a drive axel offset of .100”/.19° for 100,000 miles is the equivalent of dragging the tire sideways, under load, for 100 miles.
  • One axle mis-aligned by 1° can increase fuel consumption by up to 5%.

Alignment Benefits

Benefits of a three axle wheel alignment include:

  • Reduced fuel consumption.
  • Reduced tire wear.
  • Reduced component wear.
  • Improved handling.

For more details on how to protect your tires and maximize their cost-efficiency, contact your local Fountain Tire store.

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