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What is wheel alignment?

Wheel alignment refers to the process of adjusting the angles of your vehicle's wheels to ensure that they are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other.

Proper wheel alignment is essential for optimal vehicle performance.

How much is wheel alignment?

The cost of wheel alignment can vary depending on several factors, such as the make and model of your vehicle, the location of the service provider, and the specific alignment package you choose.

How long does a wheel alignment take?

The length of time required to complete a wheel alignment can vary depending on the type of alignment being performed, as well as the skill level and equipment of the service provider.

However, as a general guideline, you can expect the process to take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Is wheel alignment worth it?

Yes, wheel alignment is worth it. Proper wheel alignment ensures that your car handles well, has better fuel efficiency, and prolongs the lifespan of your tires. It also improves your car's safety by reducing the risk of accidents caused by poor handling.

Where to get wheel alignment done near me?

Our network of fitting partners cover this throughout the UK.

Wheel alignment is something which our customers can arrange with the garage directly. Most will be able to accommodate a wheel alignment on the same day as a tyre fitting appointment.

Do I need 2 or 4 wheel alignment?

The type of wheel alignment you require will depend on the type of vehicle you have, as well as the extent of the misalignment. In general, most vehicles require a 4-wheel alignment, as this ensures that all four wheels are properly aligned and balanced. However, some vehicles may only require a 2-wheel alignment if they have a solid rear axle or if the front wheels are the only ones out of alignment.

Why is my steering not straight after alignment?

If your steering is not straight after an alignment, it could be due to several factors.

One possibility is that the alignment was not performed correctly. Another possibility is that your vehicle may have other issues, such as worn or damaged tyres, a bent wheel, or a worn suspension component.

It is best to return to the place where the alignment was completed and have them check the state of the vehicle.

How to know if your wheels need alignment?

There are several signs that may indicate that your wheels need alignment.

These include uneven tyre wear, your vehicle pulling to one side while driving, or a general feeling of instability while driving.

If you notice any of these symptoms, it is important to have your alignment checked as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

Do I need wheel alignment with new tyres?

Wheel alignment is not always necessary when are fitted. However, it may be a good idea to have the wheels checked by the tyre fitter to see if it is required. They will be able to advice if you should have them aligned.

How often should I get an alignment?

The frequency will depend on several factors, such as the make and model of your vehicle, your driving habits, and the conditions under which you drive.

In general, it is recommended that you have your alignment checked at least once a year, or whenever you replace your tyres.