Wheel alignment equipment supplier Pro-Align, has become the latest company to join the tyre industry’s safety awareness group TyreSafe. Pro-Align will support the group’s ongoing campaigns which raise awareness about the dangers associated with defective and illegal tyres. The company will also provide specialist knowledge and advice relating to wheel alignment issues.
“We are delighted that Pro-Align has taken the decision to become a TyreSafe member and support our efforts in improving road safety,” comments Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe. “Having experts in the field of wheel alignment will be a valuable addition to the group as it is such an important element of vehicle safety and one which many drivers do not understand properly.”
The importance of correct wheel alignment was highlighted by TyreSafe earlier this year following the freezing weather which caused many potholes across the UK. Driving over potholes can alter the vehicle’s steering and suspension geometries or damage critical components which can reduce vehicle safety or generate extra running costs. Incorrect alignment can also cause premature and irregular wear on tyres.
“Increasing awareness of every road user as to the measures they should take to stay safe on our roads, is extremely important to us,” explains Paul Beaurain, managing director, Pro-Align. “We believe that joining TyreSafe is an effective way to reinforce the message, especially with the recent cuts we’ve seen in Government road safety programmes, we felt it was important that we did everything we could to help ensure our roads remain among the safest in Europe”
Pro-Align is one of the UK’s leading wheel alignment equipment suppliers. Many garages and tyre dealers across the country utilise Pro-Align’s state of the art imaging alignment equipment to ensure customers’ vehicles are properly aligned. As well as tyre manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers, TyreSafe’s growing membership now includes vehicle manufacturers, TPMS experts and a variety of workshop equipment providers.