4 Wheel Alignment

The importance of correct wheel alignment: A car’s wheels go out of alignment over time through the wear and tear, but knocks and bumps caused by potholes or catching the kerb can have an immediate effect on your car’s tracking.

There are some obvious signs that the wheel alignment needs to be checked: Uneven tyre wear on the front or back wheels is a clear indication that your wheels are out of alignment, or you may feel the car pulling to one side when driving along a straight flat road.

But it isn't always so obvious that your wheel alignment is outside the manufacturers specifications. Incorrect wheel alignment caused by wear and tear develops over time, so you usually dont notice that the vehicle isnt as nice and comfortable to drive as it once was. Its only when you start driving the vehicle after the alignment is reset to the manufaturers specification that you notice the improvement in driveability.The steering will often feel more responsive and the vehicle can feel more comfortable and safe to drive.

Not only will it feel safer but it will also be safer, especially when driving in bad weather conditions or during an emergency manouver or emergency braking. Some people say that it feels like they are driving a different, or new vehicle.

The general recomendation is to have your wheel alignment checked anually. This can highlight worn suspension or steering components and save you money by prolonging the life of your tyres. You may also benefit from increased fuel efficiency due to the reduced rolling resistance on the road, saving you pounds at the pump.

Our computer controlled four-wheel aligner uses a series of high definition sensors that accuratelly compares the alignment of your wheels against the vehicle manufacturers specification, ensuring the vehicle is set up to the highest degree of accuracy for your safety and comfort.

If you have any doubts about the accuracy of your wheel alignment, call in so we can check it for you.