Wheel Alignment of the front or all four wheels using ‘State Of The Art’ Hunter Hawkeye 4 Wheel Alignment Laser Technology.
Correct wheel alignment ensures the wheels on your car are set to the correct angle in relation to the road surface and the other wheels on the car. Properly aligned wheels have several benefits, including improved handling and stability, as well as reduced tyre wear and better fuel efficiency, so it’s important to make sure your wheel alignment is correct.
Have your wheel alignment checked by our technicians using specialist equipment, the latest techniques and follow the most up-to-date manufacturer’s guidelines to ensure optimal wheel alignment for your specific vehicle make and model.
How To Spot Wheel Alignment Problems
Wheel alignment problems can happen for a number of different reasons, such as driving over a pothole or dropping off a kerb. You might not even realise it’s happened at first, but there are a number of tell-tale signs you can look out for.
These include: The steering wheel is no longer straight
When the steering wheel is in its neutral position, if the car drives to one side rather than straight ahead, this could indicate there is a problem with the alignment.
You can also carry out this test the opposite way round and note whether the steering wheel is crooked when driving in a straight line.
Uneven tyre wear – Normally, tyres should wear evenly across the tread block. This means that the tyre has even contact with the road.
However, if you notice that the inside edge of the tyre is wearing more quickly than the outside, or vice versa, this could suggest that the tyre is not making full contact with the road, which could be a result of wheel misalignment.
The steering pulls to one side – If your car pulls to the left or right, or it regularly drifts one way or the other on a straight section of road or when the brakes are applied, this could be another sign of misaligned wheels.
To reduce the risk of alignment problems, we recommend that you have your wheel alignment checked and, if required, corrected, every 12 months or every 12,000-15,000 miles – whichever comes first.
This can help prolong the life of your tyres and reduce the strain on the suspension components.
Your Wheel Alignment Check
Our car wheel alignment check includes a full inspection and front toe adjustment. “Toe” refers to the angle of the wheels in relation to the vehicle’s centre line.
To understand this better, simply imagine your front or back wheels like a pair of feet. When you turn your toes inwards and your heels out, this is called toe in, or positive toe, and when you turn your toes out and heels inwards, this is called toe out, also known as negative toe. Different vehicles have different “toe” settings.
The check may find further work is required to your cars suspension, including adjustments to the caster, camber angles or the rear wheels.
Correct wheel alignment can save you money at the pump too. Properly aligned wheels can reduce drag or rolling resistance with the road, which in turn means better fuel consumption and less trips to the petrol station. Making sure your wheels are correctly aligned is extremely important, especially when it comes to your safety.