My Car Needs A Wheel Alignment Service

Mar 25, 2020

My Car Needs A Wheel Alignment Service

When the four wheels of any vehicle are kept perfectly aligned with each other and the road, it will be easier to drive and will suffer more even wear to tyres and other important components. However, we understand that this is not the easiest thing to maintain as driving over bumpy roads, ramps and potholes can soon mean the wheels will be knocked out of their level stance and may point slightly outwards or inwards.

Issues that can arise from wheels not being aligned

Premature wear on the outer or inner edges of the treat on one or more tyres is one of the main problems that can arise from misaligned wheels. It can also cause problems with steering, while misalignment may not be noticeable when driving at a normal speed, as soon as you hit the motorway, you may have a bumpier ride!

A lot of drivers may not think anything at first when they hit a pothole or kerb without warning, but a few miles on there can be more noticeable signs.

Symptoms of misaligned wheels

If you’re experiencing any of the below problems, you need to have your car checked out as your wheel alignment may need to be adjusted:

  • Tyres wearing abnormally/unevenly
  • Steering wheel does not return easily after a turn
  • The car drifts to one side when driving
  • Squealing noise coming from tyres
  • Steering wheel crooked or vibrating.

Tyres wearing abnormally or unevenly is the most common symptom for misaligned wheels and can be easily checked by running your hand carefully over the tyres.

How often should I get my wheels aligned?

It is recommended that you get your wheels aligned at least once a year and this is normally part of an interim service. If you have not had your car serviced for some time, then having a wheel alignment service will bring some benefits.

Wheel alignment near me

The average cost for wheel alignment in the UK is around £35 and will, of course, depend on the make and model of your car. If your car needs a wheel alignment service, find quotes from garages in your area with


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