Correct wheel alignment simply refers to the measuring and adjusting of your wheels and suspension to ensure that they all point in the right direction.
Incorrect alignment can result in rapid irregular tyre wear and can even affect the handling and safety of the vehicle.
It is important to get your wheel alignment checked regularly, as it can be affected by everyday driving such as a pothole in the road. It may well be out of alignment even before you notice some of the tell-tale signs such as the vehicle “pulling “ to one side.
Using state of the art equipment we will accurately measure and adjust the angles of your car wheels to ensure a smooth ride, reduced tyre wear and improved handling.
Our tyre fitting service includes the full range of tyres, brands and sizes, from economy tyres through to high performance tyres for prestige and sports cars. Most tyres are available same day.
Increased wear can lead to reduced grip and handling as well as having a serious impact your vehicle’s stopping distance. Our technicians will ensure that your vehicle is road-safe and legal, ensuring that you avoid any unnecessary points and fines.
The legal minimum tread depth in the UK for car tyres is 1.6mm in the centre 3/4 of the tread around the entire circumference, although it is recommended that you replace your tyres long before they reach this level of wear.
Worn tyres with low tread depth pose a potential risk to safety and could potentially invalidate your car insurance policy. You run the risk of receiving a Fixed Penalty Notice too.
How do I find my tyre size?
If you’re not entirely sure how to read the dimensions on the sidewall of your tyres, we can help you understand exactly what each number and letters stand for.
Here’s what each section of the size means, using the tyre size and specification 205/55 R16 91V as an example:
205 Tyre width in mm
55 Tyre sidewall profile – sidewall height expressed as a percentage of its width
R Radial (rather than a cross ply)
16 Diameter of the wheel rim, in inches
91 Load rating, this number refers to the maximum weight the tyre can carry at the speed indicated by the Speed Rating Symbol
V Speed rating which must match or exceed the maximum speed of your car.
What type of tyres to choose?
The tyre you need depends greatly on the kind of car you drive and the type of driving you do. If you drive short distances in and around town on the school run or to the local shops then economy and safety will be a primary concern when choosing a tyre. If you do a lot of motorway driving then low noise, comfort and fuel saving might be factors in helping you find the right tyre. Drivers with luxury cars and sports cars will be interested in high performance tyres, which offer precision handling, excellent traction and manoeuvrability at speed