JWT Essex

WHEEL ALIGNMENT

How much?

Alignment Check £6.00
Front two wheel adjustment £36.00
Rear adjustment £18.00 (per adjustment)

How do I know if my car wheels are out of alignment?

A good question! It is not always obvious, especially if the misalignment is slight, but there are signs to look out for:

  • Uneven tyre wear on the fronts or the rears
    If you can’t visibly see the wear, run your hands over the tyre and you can soon feel where the rubber has worn excessively, on the inside or outside edges. Warning – Be careful, in extreme cases of excessive wear fine wire may be protruding from the rubber.
  • The car pulls to the left and right
    When driving along a straight flat road and you either need to compensate through the steering to keep the car driving straight the car drifts to the left or right under braking.
  • A crooked steering wheel
    The steering wheel is not straight, even when driving straight.

What does wheel alignment do?

Reduced Tyre Wear
Improper alignment is a major cause of premature tyre wear. Over the years, a properly aligned vehicle can add thousands of miles.

Better Fuel Mileage
Fuel mileage increases as rolling resistance decreases. Total alignment sets all four wheels parallel which, along with proper inflation, minimizes rolling resistance.

Improved Handling
Does your car pull to one side? Does the steering wheel vibrate? Many handling problems can be corrected by total alignment.

Safer Driving
A suspension system inspection is part of our alignment procedure. This allows us to spot worn parts before they cause costly problems.

How often should the alignment be checked?

As a general rule it is wise to have your alignment checked every 12,000 – 15,000 miles or once a year.

However, it is also highly recommended when;

  • You knowingly hit a kerb or pothole
  • New tyres are fitted
  • Steering and suspension components are replaced
  • The vehicle has been involved in any form of accident or collision