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 systems 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
How do I know if my vehicle needs 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
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.
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.
Tracking is what vehicle mechanics have traditionally carried out on vehicles where very few adjustments can be made. As tracking only measures one angle on just the front wheels it’s highly unlikely to solve the problems associated with wheel alignment on modern cars. The advanced systems that we use to carry out four wheel alignment measure a minimum of 12 angles and compare them to the alignment data specified by the vehicle manufacturer ensuring a perfect result every time.
Premature tyre wear can be caused by a number of issues ranging from alignment, suspension and incorrect tyre pressures. Watch our video to learn more.