Tyre alignment is a preventive maintenance that enables all the four wheels of your compact tractor to point in the same the direction. It involves angle adjustment of the tyres until they attain the required manufacturer’s specification. The following are the benefits of proper tyre alignment:
Reduced Tyre Wear
Lack of proper tyre alignment causes uneven tyre wear. It significantly reduces your tyre’s life. Correct tyre alignment
reduces the cost of replacement and driving frustrations. It prevents premature tyre wear out. When operating well-aligned tyres, you enjoy reduced friction and resistance.
Improved Fuel Economy
Proper alignment of the tyres and correct inflation ensures an even distribution of the tractor load on the tyres. Even displacement of weight on the tyres reduces the rolling resistance. Overcoming the rolling resistance uses a large percentage of the fuel of the compact tractor. A small mishap in alignment can significantly increase the fuel consumption of a tractor.
Reduced Carbon Emissions
The rate of emission of carbon dioxide is directly proportional to the amount of fuel consumption. Improper alignment increases fuel intake, which in turn significantly increases the rate of carbon emission. Increased carbon emission to the atmosphere leads to increased cases of global warming. To reduce carbon emissions, ensure you align your tyres correctly.
Improved Handling and Driver Comfort
Correct tyre alignment reduces the driver’s efforts in trying to ensure the tractor is straight. The driver will have a better feedback from the steering wheel. The tractor will tend to drive naturally in a straight line. It will not pull on one side. Improved handling significantly reduces a driver’s input and fatigue. It also increases your tractor’s performance. Reduction in fatigue eliminates ill health problems such as neck, arm, and shoulder problems.
Proper wheel alignment facilitates safe driving. Lack of vibration at very high speeds ensures smooth driving. The tyres also gain maximum traction on very slippery roads or mud during weather conditions such as snow or heavy rainfall. Good traction guarantees maximum safety while on the road.
Ensures Warranty or Guarantee Coverage
Improper alignment contrary to the manufacturer’s specifications can cause problems when claiming warranty. In order for you to access full warranty coverage, proper tractor maintenance is a necessity. It surely goes miles in helping you remain in good books with your compact tractor’s manufacturer. Undoubtedly, correct tyre alignment will give you and your tractor a smooth and safe ride.