Wheel alignment often referred to as tracking, is an important area of your car to get checked regularly as it can impact your safety. Misaligned wheels can cause your tyres to wear unevenly and they can increase your fuel consumption.
When your car has incorrect wheel alignment, it can cause your wheels to roll at a strange angle. If the top of your tyre is angled towards the body of the car, the inside edge of the tyre will get worn much more quickly than the rest of the tyre.
As well as causing your tyres to wear unevenly, incorrect wheel alignment can also increase fuel consumption. This is because the wheels are trying to pull the car in opposing directions, thus, using more energy to propel you in the direction you want to go.