Wheel Alignments

It’s important to get a wheel alignment done after you have new tyres fitted. Regular wheel alignments will improve fuel economy and are essential for even tyre wear, which will give your tyres a longer life.

You should have your wheel alignment checked:

  • When fitting new tyres
  • Every 12 months or every 10,000 km you drive (whichever comes first)
  • After the replacement of any steering or suspension parts
  • After getting vehicle repairs because of an accident.

Think you need a wheel alignment? Beaurepaires’ team of experienced tyre fitters can help and booking an appointment is easy! You can book online, phone 0800 30 50 60 to book an appointment or head into your local store today.

First step of the assessment is a brief pre-alignment road test. Then your car is hoisted up in the Beaurepaires workshop and connected to an electronic device which reads the vehicle’s current alignment – or lack of it! Correct geometry is achieved through a series of adjustments on each wheel to ensure the computerised reading meets the vehicle manufacturer’s standards.

After this fine tuning, another road test is done to confirm that the alignment is back on track and road-worthy. At the completion of the service, you’ll be given a print-out of the wheel alignment machine’s readings and an explanation of which corrections have been made.

TAKE NOTE OF THESE WARNING SIGNS:

  • Your car is ‘pulling’ to one side and hard to keep in a straight line when driving
  • You feel excessive road shock through the steering wheel
  • The steering wheel doesn’t return to centre
  • Irregular tyre wear – on front or rear tyres
  • The steering feels heavy.

DRIVING A CAR WITH CORRECT WHEEL ALIGNMENT WILL:

  • Save fuel
  • Enhance your car’s handling, particularly cornering
  • Reduce driver fatigue
  • Save excessive uneven and premature tyre wear.

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Fitting and service charges include the following:

Tyre Fitting & Wheel Balancing – Our friendly team will remove your old tyres and fit the new tyres to your wheels, while also balancing to ensure even tyre wear, a smooth ride and even weight distribution.

Tubeless Rubber Valve – This is the valve you use to put air into your tyres. Over time, these can deteriorate, creating a safety hazard. By installing a new valve we can ensure your safety when you need to put air in your tyres in the future.

Tyre Disposal – Your tyres do not go to the rubbish dump but to a sustainable processing plant to get broken down and reused for other products and projects.