90 Newhall Street,
Willenhall, West Midlands
Whether your vehicle is being fitted with a new tyre, undergoing a service or if you are experiencing steering problems and want to get it checked out, our technicians will ensure your wheels are perfectly aligned.
Using laser wheel alignment technology and up to date information from our online technical database we can carry out steering geometry adjustments to all vehicle types including 4×4’s.
If your wheels are not properly aligned, you will end up wearing the tyres out more quickly and it can affect the handling and safety of your vehicle.
Wheel alignment can be affected by a number of things including hitting a pothole, driving against a kerb and excessive wear to the steering or suspension components. Alignment of wheels and tyres to the specification required by your vehicle is an important way to guarantee a smooth ride and to get the most out of your tyres.
The direction and angle at which tyres are set are both important. Wheel alignment or ‘tracking’ involves checking the direction and angle against vehicle manufacturers’ specifications. These are often described as toe in, toe out, positive camber or negative camber.
“Toe” refers to whether the front of the tyres are closer or further apart than the rear of the tyres. Different types of vehicles need different toe settings to allow for the way that wheels pull either towards each other or apart.
“Camber” is the inward or outward tilt of a tyre. The camber is set by the vehicle manufacturer, and can be affected by potholes in the road and may need to be adjusted periodically.
It’s worth keeping an eye out for unusual wear on your tyres, such as premature wear on the inside or outside shoulder, which could be caused by an incorrect camber setting.