Correct wheel alignment is vital for ensuring that your tyres last as long as possible and your vehicle handles correctly. We know how important wheel alignment is, which is why we’ve invested over ¼ million pounds installing the very latest wheel alignment technology in our branches. This specialist technology allows our technicians to carry out the most accurate wheel alignment available.
We recommend you get your alignment checked around every 3 – 6 months and also if:
- You’ve knowing hit a kerb or pothole
- You’re having new tyres fitted
- You’ve had steering or suspension parts replaced
Signs your vehicle needs wheel alignment
How do I know if my vehicle needs alignment?
Does my car need wheel alignment? There are a few signs to look out for that indicate your alignment may need adjusting. These include:
- A steering wheel that isn’t straight
- Your vehicle pulling to one side whilst driving
- Tyres wearing more on one side that the other
Free wheel alignment checks
If you’re having tyres fitted then we would recommend you have the free alignment check to make sure they are going to last as long as possible. Our technicians are trained to spot the tell tale signs of wheel alignment issues and can often see from how your old tyres have worn if there is a problem that needs correcting.
The free check gives you peace of mind that everything is in order and that you’re going to get the longest life possible from your new tyres. We will also give you a colour coded before and after printout of your vehicles alignment, showing exactly what we have corrected for your vehicle records.
Wheel alignment warranty
The wheel alignment on your vehicle is affected by numerous factors such as road conditions & driving circumstances. Whilst we can guarantee your wheel alignment is set correctly after adjustment and provide a before & after printout showing this for your records, we are unable to guarantee it will remain this way and so cannot offer a warranty on wheel alignment.
We do however offer a free readjust for wheel alignment customers who have any concerns within the first 30 days of the initial alignment adjustment.
What causes incorrect wheel alignment?
Everyday driving can cause incorrect wheel alignment over time. Hitting potholes or a kerb can “knock out” your wheel alignment so if this has happened then make sure you have it checked as soon as possible to avoid premature tyre wear.
- Hitting kerbs or potholes
- Having new suspension components fitted
- Everyday driving over a period of time
What's the difference between tracking & wheel alignment?
Tracking was traditionally carried out on vehicles where very few adjustments can be made. It could only measure one angle on the front wheels so is very unlikely to solve the problems associated with misalignment on modern cars.
The advanced systems we use measure a minimum of 12 angles and compare them to the alignment data specified by the vehicle manufacturer.